The course is to equip those intending to pursue a career in academic or industrial research with the required knowledge and skills and provide a solid foundation for those who aim to go on to study at PhD level; during the course students develop an in'depth understanding of the structure and function of viruses and the processes of virus infection and viral diseases at the molecular level; the course also provides training in laboratory and research skills in a supportive learning environment.
Modules include: introductory core lecture programme; virus architecture and virus interactions with cells; virus genomes, gene expression and replication; host responses to virus infection; diagnosis, vaccines and therapies; epidemiology, transmission and evolution of viruses.
Course Additional Entry
An Honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a biological science; medicine; or veterinary science; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.
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