Immunology
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Immunology

Gain the knowledge, creativity and critical thinking skills to prepare for a career as a researcher in immunology.

  • Postgraduate taught
  • PG Cert

Immunology

Gain the knowledge, creativity and critical thinking skills to prepare for a career as a researcher in immunology.

Gain the knowledge, creativity and critical thinking skills to prepare for a career as a researcher in immunology

Plan, design and conduct projects and experience a hands-on approach to experimental work

Learn from leaders in the field and participate in a leading Immunology conference

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Course key facts

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:2 degree in an appropriate science subject, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.

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Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:2 degree in an appropriate science subject, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.

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Course overview

Understand the theoretical principles of innate and adaptive immunity on this Master's course.

You'll build the skills required to conduct a range of research projects as you explore immunity in health and disease.

You'll also further your understanding of this subject area at an Immunology conference, with insights from conference speakers at the forefront of the discipline. During the event, you'll conduct an in-depth team presentation exploring one immunology topic of choice.

Teaching is delivered through a blended programme which includes small group tutorials, lectures, journal clubs and workshops.

You'll then apply your learning to an extended laboratory-based research project.

Through this project work and the modules, you'll use scientific evidence to propose creative solutions to both theoretical and practical immunological problems.

Understand the theoretical principles of innate and adaptive immunity on this course, which leads to a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert).

You'll develop the expertise required to conduct your own mini-research project as you explore immunity in health and disease.

Teaching is delivered through a blended programme which includes small group tutorials, lectures, journal clubs and workshops.

You'll also further your understanding of this subject area at an Immunology conference.

During the event, you'll benefit from insights from conference speakers at the forefront of the field and conduct an in-depth team presentation exploring a set immunology topic.

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Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

You’ll study the following core modules.

Core modules

You’ll conduct an experimental project as part of a research team. 

The project will be directly related to your subject area of expertise. 

You’ll have the opportunity to evaluate immunological problems and generate hypotheses using appropriate experimental design.

You’ll use the scientific method to investigate an immunological question in-depth and develop your laboratory skills.

 

You’ll study the following core modules.

Core modules

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Small group tutorials
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and keynote lectures
  • Data interpretation sessions
  • Journal club
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • People attending a conference
    Conference

Assessment methods

  • Computer-based closed-book examinations
  • Oral individual and group presentations
  • People attending a conference
    Conference written proceedings
  • Posters
  • Books for research studies
    Scientific papers
  • Research project thesis
  • Oral assessment
  • Research project proposal document
    Research plan
  • Microscope for lab work
    Laboratory meetings
  • Coursework assessments

Teaching and learning methods

  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Small group tutorials
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and keynote lectures
  • Data interpretation sessions
  • Journal club
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • People attending a conference
    Conference

Assessment methods

  • Computer-based closed-book examinations
  • Oral individual and group presentations
  • People attending a conference
    Conference written proceedings
  • Posters
  • Books for research studies
    Scientific papers
  • Research project thesis
  • Oral assessment
  • Research project proposal document
    Research plan
  • Microscope for lab work
    Laboratory meetings
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
    Tutorial discussions
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examination
  • Coursework assessments

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Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

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How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Application deadlines – Next application deadline is Monday 27 February 2023

Tuition fees

Home fee

MSc

£14,050
Top-up fee - £7,025

PG Cert

£7,025

Overseas fee

MSc

£40,800
Top-up fee - £20,400

PG Cert

£20,400

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