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MScAirborne Infectious Agents & Allergens

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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Infectious diseases have a huge impact on the health of humans, animals and plants. This unique programme meets the demands of curious minds of young scientists, nurses and clinicians in this field.

The emergence of old and new pathogens, together with increasing spread of allergens originating from pollen and spores that trigger hay fever and asthma demonstrates why research is imperative. This unique programme meets the demands of curious minds of scientists, nurses and clinicians in this field.

In our theoretical and translational scientific research programmes, experts of international standing work together at the frontiers of plant and human health to translate negative impacts of the airborne infectious agents and allergens into positive outcomes. They address dispersal mechanisms and forecasting of airborne particles, hostmicrobe interactions, allergens, and new molecular and immunological diagnostic platforms for the prevention and cure of infections and allergies.

This MSc introduces exciting new themes that reflect the research excellence within the NPARU Division of Institute of Science and the Environment at University of Worcester. Students will benefit from working in the first-class teaching facilities, molecular, immunological, microbial, forensics and imaging laboratories. The affiliated staff are the UK’s best in theoretical and translational research.

You will have contact with first-class teaching staff who will challenge you to consider the impact of all the elements of infectious agents and allergens. You will be in a professional dynamic environment with strong links with agricultural and biotech industry, clinical trials and international centres.

The National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) is a designated research centre of the University of Worcester (UW) involved with Health, Science, Environment and Forensics. NPARU primarily conducts research and consultancy on topics related to infectious agents and allergens, including air quality and health, pollen monitoring and forecasts for the UK media and Met Office, detection and diagnostics of infectious agents, respiratory allergies, forensic palynology and testing appliances for allergen removal/reduction. NPARU is unique in the UK and has earned a national and international reputation for its combination of expertise in allergens, aerobiology, indoor air quality and medical knowledge.

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study will mark you out in today’s competitive job market, showing that you have enhanced knowledge in this subject area, as well as highlighting your ability to analyse, communicate and apply theory – all skills which are sought after by employers.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States