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MSc Parasitology University of Salford

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Summary

Parasitology is the study of parasite organisms such as viruses, bacteria, worms or insects, parasitic diseases, and their impact on host species. Due to the ever-changing relationship between parasites and hosts, Parasitology is a dynamic and diverse and field of study.

Parasitologists make an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the biological functions within our world. Through cutting-edge scientific research, they explore how parasites fight to survive in their host, to enable them to identify solutions to eradicate many pandemic diseases that impact on society.

New for September 2019, MSc Parasitology at Salford offers a broad-based education in modern Parasitology, incorporating a significant element of module choice. Developed form our long-running Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology postgraduate degree, the new programmes now provides an opportunity to choose the general MSc Parasitology programme, of follow one of three pathways: biomedical, genomic or wildlife.

You will:

  • Study at a recognised centre for parasitology research with broadly-based expertise in all of the major platyhelminth groups, ectoparasitic arthropods and parasitic Protozoa
  • Have the options to tailor your programme based on specialist interest through our specialist biomedical, genomic or wildlife pathways
  • Learn in advanced industry-standard laboratories and facilities, with specialist equipment for studying parasitology

Teaching:

You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and laboratory practicals adding up to about 11 hours of contact time per week. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard software and have access to computer laboratory facilities throughout your course.

Assessment:

All modules are assessed 100% by coursework except for the optional Medical Biotechnology module, which is assessed by examinations. You will receive feedback on all practice and formal assessments.

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APPLICANT PROFILE

  • Students who wish to prepare themselves for a research career, either at a technical or academic level.
  • Students interested in careers allied to research and academia.
  • The course caters for students with interests ranging from biomedical parasitology to molecular parasitology to wildlife parasitology.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc Parasitology.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£15,210.00 (14,42,696) per year

From

28 Sep

Venue

University of Salford

The Crescent,

Salford,

Manchester,

M5 4WT, England

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in either Biological, Medical, Veterinary Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Pharmacology, Zoology, Biomolecular Science, Biotechnology or Biomedical Lab Technology. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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