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MSc and PhD Thesis programs


Research Based Graduate Studies

The Institute of Parasitology offers graduate programs leading to Thesis based MSc and PhD degrees. Major areas of research include the molecular biology, immunology and population biology of parasites and their hosts, and the biochemical pharmacology of antiparasite drugs.

The underlying orientation of our research is to understand parasite biology and the interaction between host and parasite. We aim to apply relevant modern biological techniques to reduce parasite transmission and to improve methods of diagnosis and control.

Each student in the Graduate Program of the Institute of Parasitology works under the supervision of a Principal Investigator. The research background and activities of our staff encompass many disciplines applied to the study of host-parasite interactions, ranging from research involving viruses and cancer cells to studies on protozoa and helminth parasites of man, livestock and other animals. You can find more detailed information on our specific areas of expertise here .

Graduate Program

Emphasis in the graduate program is on laboratory research that ultimately forms the basis of a published Thesis. In addition, all MSc and PhD students are required to complete two graduate-level courses, present yearly Research Seminars and submit and successfully defend a thesis proposal.

Completion of an MSc degree is expected in under two years and a minimum of three years is required for a PhD degree.

Requirements for the MSc program

PARA 600 Thesis Proposal for M.Sc.
PARA 606 Parasitology Seminar
PARA 607 Parasitology Research Seminar
PARA 635 Cell Biology and Infection
PARA 655 Host-Parasite Interactions
PARA 687 Thesis Research 1
PARA 688 Thesis Research 2
PARA 689 Thesis Research 3

Requirements for the PhD program

PARA 700 Thesis Proposal for Ph.D.
PARA 710 Parasitology Ph.D. Seminar 1
PARA 711 Parasitology Ph.D. Seminar 2
PARA 635 Cell Biology and Infection
PARA 655 Host-Parasite Interactions