This is a full-time 1 year MSc programme suitable for biomedical or life scientists who wish to acquire an extensive knowledge and key skills relating to the fundamental molecular and cellular regulation of immunity and its application to the treatment of disease. The programme will be delivered by world leaders at the forefront of immunology and immunotherapy research, each with an internationally renowned research group.
Life science or biomedical science degree normally classified at 2(i) or above or equivalent.
We accept a range of qualifications,
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
The content of the programme is broadly divided into two components: the taught modules and the independent research project (dissertation).
Each taught module comprises 15-40 hours of face-to-face taught classroom-based learning plus self-directed learning and an in-course assessed assignment. Towards the beginning of the programme there is a laboratory research methods module and running throughout is a journal club where you present and discuss cutting-edge research publications.
You will have the exciting opportunity to undertake an extensive laboratory research project as a fully-integrated member of one of the large number of research teams in a wide variety of topics across both immunology and immunotherapy. We also plan to offer some projects within external biotechnology companies.
Introduction to Immunology (10 credits)
Laboratory Research Methods in Immunology (10 credits)
Immunology and Immunotherapy Journal Club (10 credits)
Molecular mechanisms in immune cell differentiation and function (20 credits)
Transplant, autoimmunity and tumour immunology (20 credits)
Inflammation and cell migration (10 credits)
Immunotherapy: (40 credits) The module will build on basic knowledge provided in previous modules with a focus on applied immunology and translating basic science into safe and effective therapeutics. The module will be divided into four sections: Microbes -immunomodulation and vaccination, Small molecules, Cellular and Biologics
Research project in Immunology and Immunotherapy (60 credits)
Students who complete this MSc programme will have an in-depth up-to-date knowledge of this rapidly advancing field and will have developed the key skills required to either pursue a PhD in these areas or significantly improve their employability for the biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industrial sectors.
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