This research-focused distance learning course immerses students into actively contributing to scientific research that is trying to solve pressing world problems. This Masters by Research (MRes) course focuses on developing research in epidemiology of animal diseases and the transmission of zoonoses. The course is delivered through a global and Planetary Health context, illustrating the role of epidemiological sciences in addressing real world problems and is the only course in this specialism within the UK, whilst offering a global context suitable for International students. The course is designed for students to be able to develop their own skills and expertise, providing an opportunity to undertake two unique independent research projects. You will be supervised by internationally renowned experts in their field and immersed into a research team, making a real contribution to the advancement of knowledge in zoonotic diseases, infectious disease epidemiology and control. The course is of particular interest to those in the medical profession wishing to specialise as well as those in the veterinary or animal health industries. The course can be studied full time over the course of 1 year or part time over 2-3 years. The degree is awarded by the University of Glasgow
The course provides a solid training in modern epidemiology and the cutting-edge techniques used in disease surveillance, the transmission and movement of disease, as well as managing effective control of infectious organisms. This is a research immersive course where you can advance your skills and knowledge in areas such as disease modelling, spatial mapping of disease risk, molecular epidemiology and pathogen evolution, and the application of social sciences in management of disease. You will undertake three core modules in the first semester and two projects in semester 2 and 3 where you will have the opportunity to develop your own areas of expertise and interests.
A second class (or above) degree or equivalent in life sciences, medicine, and veterinary medicine. An HND or equivalent with at least three years’ experience working in a relevant area. Intercalation of fourth year veterinary students working at 2:1 or above from SRUC and other institutes.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Whole course|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Whole course|
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