MSc Immunology

Advanced academic, laboratory and research training in modern cellular and molecular immunology

Key information


Duration
1 year full-time

Start date
October 2016

Information on tuition fees 2017-18

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This course provides 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. Five modules are taught over five months, followed by a seven-month 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.


Programme structure

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

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

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Entry requirements

First degree or equivalent in medicine, biomedical science, biological dentistry or veterinary medicine, with the minimum of second class honours.

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Is this programme for you?

The course provides excellent training for graduates intending to pursue a career in scientific research, but the many transferable skills gained during the course can also be applied to careers outside of science.

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Career prospects

The MSc Immunology course provides excellent training for graduates intending to pursue a career in scientific research. A high proportion of graduates proceeds to PhD study, or, if medically qualified, to clinical practice or research.

As well as scientific training, the course expands students' repertoire of transferable skills, allowing them to enter a variety of non-scientific careers including finance, management and various types of consultancy.


Key benefits

  • To expose students to a wide range of immunological topics during lectures and projects
  • To provide training in transferable skills required for scientific and medical careers
  • To inspire and enthuse the next generation of scientists

Student prize winner profiles

Each year the Dean's prize is awarded to an exceptional student on each of our Master's courses. Find out more from the prize winners for this course.