Global Infectious Diseases (MRes) 12 months Postgraduate Program By Birkbeck, University of London |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

Medicine Related StudiesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Medicine Related Studies

Degree

MRes

Study Level

Masters

Global infectious diseases are rarely out of the news, as new communicable diseases - Ebola, Zika, bird flu - along with some old familiar ones - tuberculosis (TB), cholera, HIV, malaria - raise concerns about outbreaks and global pandemics. In today's ever-changing, rapidly globalising world, the free movement of people and goods, social change, urbanisation and environmental degradation mean that microorganisms can move quickly between and across populations, crossing natural and human-made borders with ease. A communicable disease that develops in one country has the potential for global impact. On top of this, microorganisms are constantly adapting and developing resistance to existing antibiotic and other treatments, leading to the resurgence of old diseases and the evolution of new ones. In response, new and improved treatments are constantly required to combat parasitic, bacterial and viral infections. These pathogens have the potential to adversely affect the health of millions of people and they challenge scientists, particularly in the field of microbiology, to respond swiftly and preemptively. Birkbeck's MRes Global Infectious Diseases is ideal for those who have an undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific subject. It is research-focused and will help students develop the research skills and subject-specific, laboratory-based expertise you need to develop an academic or professional career as a researcher into global infectious diseases. In addition to one's own laboratory work, each student will attend group laboratory meetings and seminars, to deepen his/her theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and contextualise his/her research. Students will also undertake an original, independent research project and dissertation.

Program overview

Main Subject

Medicine Related Studies

Degree

MRes

Study Level

Masters

Global infectious diseases are rarely out of the news, as new communicable diseases - Ebola, Zika, bird flu - along with some old familiar ones - tuberculosis (TB), cholera, HIV, malaria - raise concerns about outbreaks and global pandemics. In today's ever-changing, rapidly globalising world, the free movement of people and goods, social change, urbanisation and environmental degradation mean that microorganisms can move quickly between and across populations, crossing natural and human-made borders with ease. A communicable disease that develops in one country has the potential for global impact. On top of this, microorganisms are constantly adapting and developing resistance to existing antibiotic and other treatments, leading to the resurgence of old diseases and the evolution of new ones. In response, new and improved treatments are constantly required to combat parasitic, bacterial and viral infections. These pathogens have the potential to adversely affect the health of millions of people and they challenge scientists, particularly in the field of microbiology, to respond swiftly and preemptively. Birkbeck's MRes Global Infectious Diseases is ideal for those who have an undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific subject. It is research-focused and will help students develop the research skills and subject-specific, laboratory-based expertise you need to develop an academic or professional career as a researcher into global infectious diseases. In addition to one's own laboratory work, each student will attend group laboratory meetings and seminars, to deepen his/her theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and contextualise his/her research. Students will also undertake an original, independent research project and dissertation.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6+
2+
Jan-2000

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