MSc in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

Course details

Please note: The MSc in Paediatric Infectious Diseases course is transferring from the Department for Continuing Education to the Department of Paediatrics for entry in September 2024.

Full details of the course can be found on the Department of Paediatrics website and applications can be made via the University's Graduate Admissions website


The MSc in Paediatric Infectious Diseases (PID) is a one-year part-time programme providing an essential step forward for those interested in continued training in the sub-specialty, and follows on from the Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

The MSc is intended to assess the students capacity to formulate research questions, select, design and manage a research project and write a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on the research project.

Admission to the MSc is competitive and based on student performance during the Postgraduate Diploma. Students on the Postgraduate Diploma who wish to continue to the MSc will be invited to apply during the second year of the course. Students who have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma will normally be eligible for admission to the MSc up to two years after completion.

As a matriculated postgraduate degree student, you will become a member of one of the University’s famous interdisciplinary colleges, enabling you to encounter new perspectives in your field or learn more about many other different subjects from fellow college members.

The collegiate system makes studying at Oxford a truly special experience. Oxford colleges are small, intimate communities, where you could find yourself absorbed in fascinating conversations with students and academics from a variety of disciplines at college seminars, dinners, and informal occasions. 

More details and how to apply

Full details of the course can be found on the Department of Paediatrics website.

For application details including fees and how to apply, please see the University's Graduate Admissions website