MSc Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses
Understanding of the nature of viruses and their role in disease pathogenesis
1 year full-time
This MSc programme offers an integrated approach to the understanding of the nature of viruses and their role in disease pathogenesis, with an emphasis on the understanding of these processes at the molecular level. Please see programme structure and programme objectives for further information.
Is this programme for you?
The programme provides excellent training for graduates intending to pursue a career in scientific research, but the many transferable skills gained during the programme can also be applied to careers outside of science.
A high proportion of graduates proceed to PhD study, or, if medically qualified, to clinical practice or research. As well as scientific training, the programme expands students' knowledge of transferable skills, allowing them to enter a variety of other careers including, industry, finance, management and various types of consultancy.
The latest news- one of our current MSc students, Reza Rezaei Javan (2014-2015) has an article on Syncytin gene featured on the front page of the I,Science Magazine website. Direct link to the article:
- To develop a deep understanding of viruses and processes involved in the interaction of viruses at the molecular level;
- To provide a supportive learning environment;
- To provide excellent training in laboratory and research skills;
- To provide a solid foundation of research experience for those who intend to go on to study for a PhD; and
- To produce graduates equipped to pursue careers in academic or industrial research
Imperial College is one of the world’s leading research universities. Students will have the opportunity to learn public health skills from eminent academics, a large PhD cohort and an active academic seminar programme.