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Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October 2017
LocationHammersmith
 
This course is now open to applications for 2017 entry.

This MSc provides advanced academic, laboratory and research training in modern cellular and molecular immunology, emphasising the interface between the basic and clinical aspects of the subject.

About the course

Overview

This course provides an advanced academic, laboratory and research training in modern cellular and molecular immunology, with emphasis on the interface between the basic and clinical aspects of the subject.

It provides ideal training for students wishing to pursue a career in science or medicine, but the transferable skills (e.g. giving presentations, poster preparation) gained during the course can also be applied to careers outside science. On completion of the MSc the majority of students go on to study for a PhD.

Structure

The MSc in Immunology is a full-time (12 month) course, which starts in October. The course is organises as follows:

  • October - February: 5 month taught section
  • March - September: 7 month laboratory-based research project

At the end of the seven month research project, students will have gained excellent laboratory experience, learnt a variety of skills and techniques and produced a thesis.

Course content

Detailed course content can be found on the Department of Medicine website.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

2.2 Honours degree in an appropriate science subject, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying for then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language Requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.

For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirement for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS Certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2017 entry:

£10,000

Islands and overseas students

2017 entry:

£30,600

Government funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Funding from Imperial

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.