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University of Edinburgh undergraduate courses in Infectious Diseases

Details of undergraduate courses at the University of Edinburgh that have a focus on infectious diseases in animals and humans. The University currently plans to deliver a mix of in-person and digital teaching for the academic year starting in September 2021. We are monitoring government guidance on Covid-19 prevention measures and we will adjust our 2021-22 plans in response to any relevant changes. Based on current information we expect some physical distancing measures are very likely to still apply when the academic year starts in September 2021.

Undergraduate teaching of infectious diseases

Infectious Diseases is taught at Undergraduate level by the School of Biological Sciences and the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences as a part of two different degree programmes.

Undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh

Deanery of Biomedical Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

Courses which have focus on infectious diseases

At Honours level the following programmes have a particular focus on infectious diseases

Evolutionary Biology


Infectious Diseases

Medical Sciences

Before starting the final honours years students can take courses in a variety of subjects including

Medical Biology 1

Microorganisms, Infection and Immunity 2

Medical Microbiology 3

Clinical Immunology and Haematology 3A

Parasite Biology 3

Immunology 3

Medical Microbiology 3

Study Abroad

It is possible to further broaden your student experience and outlook by taking one year of your degree at a partner university overseas.  Please visit the links below to find out more about the exciting opportunities available.

The International Exchange Programme at the University of Edinburgh has links with universities in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and China.

The University of Edinburgh is also part of the Erasmus scheme which allows students to study for a year at institutions across Europe.

International Exchange Programme

Erasmus scheme

All courses

To find out more about the huge range of courses available at the University of Edinburgh visit the the degree finder pages.

Main University degree finder webpages

University Undergraduate Open days

For students considering entry in September 2017, the University will be hosting thee open days in 2016.  For more information and to book your place on the open days please visit the links below.

University Open Day webpage

Study in Edinburgh pages

Summer vacation projects

Information for undergraduates wishing to work in a lab over a summer vacation, please visit the page below.

Summer placement opportunities