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School of Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine

MSc Veterinary Microbiology Course

MSc Veterinary Microbiology Course


Programme Objectives

The programme provides advanced training in veterinary microbiology for those working in veterinary research, veterinary medicine, disease control, veterinary public health, all branches of microbiology and environmental health. The programme has been designed to increase your understanding and the development of critical and analytical skills, such that you may identify problems, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, acquire and interpret data, and draw conclusions. Upon successful completion of the programme you will have a greater depth of knowledge of animal infectious diseases and research skills. The programme leads to the award of Master of Science.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is intended for graduates and those already working in veterinary diagnostic/research laboratories. Staff from other laboratories who would like to enhance their understanding of the role of microorganisms in animal health and disease will also benefit from this programme. This includes:

  • Microbiology/Bioscience/Animal science graduates
  • Pharmaceutical research personnel
  • Food and water laboratory personnel
  • Veterinary laboratory personnel
  • Medical laboratory personnel
  • Policy makers
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary nurses
  • Public health personnel
  • Environmental biologists


Module 1

Microbiology and Veterinary Immunology

Module 2

Microbial Genetics

Module 3

Molecular Epidemiology of infectious diseases

Module 4

Transmission and control of infectious diseases of animals (Non-vector)

Module 5

Transmission and control of infectious diseases of animals (vector)

Module 6

Infectious diseases of animals - Practical sessions (IAH/AHVLA/HPA/Agriculture sector visits)

Module 7

Diseases of animal systems: Gastro-intestinal diseases of animals

Module 8

Diseases of animal systems: Respiratory diseases of animals

Module 9

Diseases of animal systems: Multi-system diseases of animals

Module 10

Diseases of animal systems CNS/SKIN diseases of animals

Module 11

Project Module




Cancellation / Refund

  • Please note, if you withdraw less than a week before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the Module Administrator i.e. holiday, sickness) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after commencement will also be charged.


  • Per taught module - £660 (UK/EU), £1,300 (Overseas) (Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Per practical module - £2,500 (UK/EU), £5,000 (Overseas) (Module 6)
  • Research project - £1,300 (UK/EU), £2,500 (Overseas) (Module 11)
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