Veterinary Microbiology MPhil
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Medical and Veterinary Microbiology are the study of the agents responsible for causing human or animal infections: bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. This includes the study of underlying mechanisms of pathogen virulence, diagnostics and identification of pathogens, pathogen epidemiology, and antimicrobial resistance. In IGH we study infectious agents in both humans and animals of economic importance.
Research in Medical Microbiology is based in new laboratories at three sites, the Ronald Ross Building, IC2 and Leahurst. It encompasses studies of the pathogenicity, diagnostics, identification, epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of a range of bacterial pathogens including: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. We have strong groups working on zoonotic pathogens, such as Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella. Techniques used include: pathogen culture and diagnostic identification methods, PCR and transcriptomic and genomic technologies, including metagenomics, resequencing and genotyping cell separation, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, proteomics and infection models.
The aims of the research are to investigate the transmission routes and behaviour of pathogens during infections and use this knowledge to design better therapeutic strategies or vaccines in order to improve the health of humans and animals.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Open to graduates from any discipline, our Master of International Business (MSc) course is a specialist award for career entry or career development that will prepare you to successfully integrate with businesses operating an international platform.
The purpose of this degree is to allow you to hone your professional, analytical and personal capabilities in order to develop a global perspective for business. This will be accomplished by developing the agile, curious, resilient and innovative mindsets that are necessary to cope with the levels of uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and risk that are so evident in a rapidly changing world.
At every juncture, you will be encouraged to consider how you can add value to business processes while being mindful of the ethical, social and cultural responsibilities and challenges facing all organisations.
Enhance your employability
Being employable is about attitudes and skills, confidence and drive – it means being able to choose a career, apply effectively and be successful. As the world of work changes and organisations evolve, employers are increasingly searching for graduates not just with a degree but with the right blend of skills, knowledge and experience – graduates who can make a difference in any situation. That’s why at Liverpool we are focused on developing your employability while you are studying in preparation for life after graduation.
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The University of Liverpool Careers & Employability Service supports students and graduates across all disciplines. Each academic department has a dedicated careers adviser, and as a student, you can access our up-to-date resources in person via our Careers Resource Centre or on our website.
Resources and services available to you include:
A comprehensive programme of careers related seminars, workshops, fairs and recruitment events
Support in finding work placements and internships in the UK and overseas
Access to a wide range of job opportunities
Opportunities to meet organisations keen to recruit Liverpool students and graduates
Support from our team of professional careers advisers.
Not that we’re complacent, we are constantly looking to improve our services and develop our expertise to support students.
Wanted: work experience
A good degree from the University of Liverpool will open a lot of doors, but these days employers are interested in graduates who can demonstrate more than just an outstanding academic record. We can help you find opportunities specifically designed for university students.
Paid Summer and Easter internships
Year in industry placements.
Talent Sourcing: Graduate Recruitment
As a member of the Russell Group, studying at Liverpool gives you direct access to an extensive range of recruiters operating in all sectors of the economy, and in companies ranging from SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) to international corporations.
Employers value our solid academic reputation and want to meet our students. At Liverpool we have a dedicated Employer Engagement Team who promote Liverpool students and graduates directly to some of the world’s leading recruiters.
Last year, around 300 employers visited campus to recruit Liverpool students, and we advertised thousands of placement, internship and graduate vacancies on the Careers & Employability Service website.
Careers & Employability Service
As one of the UK’s leading careers services we offer high-quality employability support during and after your time studying with us, blending advice, guidance and training.
Through a range of career management inputs, personal and professional development and access to industry experts and speakers, our aim is to match your needs and ambitions as they develop.
We can help you with:
Understanding the job market
Making effective applications through CVs, letters and application forms
Preparing for and attending job interviews
Performing effectively at Assessment Centres
Strengthening your networking skills, including digital networking Industry networking opportunities.
As well as face-to-face guidance and on-site sessions we also offer online support, webinars and guidance. All our activities are supported by a state-of-the-art interactive website, CareerHub.
You will also benefit from our close links with industry. All our career and employability development activities are designed with considerable input from employers, and we hold key networking events throughout the year. In recent years our Careers & Employability Service has won several prestigious national awards including the AGCAS International Award for demonstrating an outstanding commitment and contribution to working with students, relevant employers and promoting internationalisation.
- 2 Years of PSW
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Applications are welcomed and will be considered in our highly competitive programme from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, in a relevant subject.
IELTS Academic requirement - SELT and non-SELT Overall 7.0 no band below 6.5
TOEFL iBT requirement Minimum 100 overall with L 21 R 21 W 21 and S 23
C1 Advanced CAE requirement Overall 185 with no less than 176 in any paper
PTE Academic requirement 69 with minimum scores of 61 in each component
Trinity College London, Intergrated Skills in English (ISE II) ISE II with an overall pass with merit in components
Cambridge IGCSE as a First Language Grade C
Cambridge IGCSE as a Second Language Grade B
Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Proficiency) Overall 185 with 176 in components
Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced) Overall 185 with 176 in components
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced) Overall 185 with 176 in components
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 02 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: N/A
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