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Infectious Disease

University of Glasgow

12 months
Duration
23950 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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About

The Infectious Disease programme of the University of Glasgow takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to the study of infectious disease that combines mathematical and statistical modelling with ecology, evolutionary biology, parasitology, immunology and bioinformatics and the social sciences.

Overview

Why this programme

The Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine has considerable strengths in epidemiology, particularly in the areas of quantitative modelling, genetic analysis, surveillance, immunology and vaccinology, antimicrobial resistance, vector ecology and one-health approaches to disease management. Much of the focus of the Infectious Disease programme at the University of Glasgow is on endemic and 'neglected' diseases, pathogens of veterinary importance, zoonoses, and studying the biology of these pathogens in their natural context, particularly in developing countries.

We take a highly interdisciplinary approach to the study of infectious diseases, recognising that epidemiology is very much the ecology of infectious diseases, and thereby benefiting greatly from overlap with strengths in spatial and quantitative ecology. Our modelling is developed in close proximity to data, and focused on estimation of parameters relevant to dynamics and control using innovative statistical methodologies. The advent of new sequencing technologies will revolutionise the way we study epidemiology, particularly regarding processes that influence disease transmission, which is usually a very 'hidden' process.

Individual research projects are tailored around the expertise of principal investigators within the Institutes. A variety of approaches are used, including ecology, epidemiology, mathematical, computational and statistical modelling, bioinformatics, parasitology, immunology and polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics). Basic and applied science projects are available for study, as are field-based projects with research programs underway in both the UK and overseas.

Programme Structure

Research areas

Specific areas of interest include:

  • infectious disease dynamics in wild and domestic animal populations
  • wildlife diseases and conservation
  • network analysis of disease spread
  • phylodynamics
  • model-based statistical inference using Bayesian approaches
  • vector biology, ecology and control
  • life-history trade-offs and the sustainable control of malaria
  • vaccine development
  • quantitative approaches to vaccine selection
  • host-parasite interactions and immunogenetics
  • wild immunology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
  • Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Two references on headed paper and signed by the referee
  • Research proposal, CV, samples of written work as per requirements for each subject area

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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