Microbiology and Immunology MSc

The MSc course in Microbiology and Immunology was set up to enhance the training of scientists studying the interactions between microbes and the immune system, and for those students wishing to enter a research career and gain high level skills in Microbiology and Immunology.

The course aims to provide training in theoretical and practical aspects of microbiology and immunology, with particular emphasis on molecular biological techniques and the interactions at the interface between microbes and the immune system. Students will gain basic and advanced knowledge of important viral, bacterial and parasitic infections. Alongside this, students will acquire an understanding and knowledge of the immune system and how it detects and responds to pathogens.

Students who have completed the course will acquire relevant transferable skills such as data management, interpretation and presentation, time management and organisation, and effective verbal and written communication skills. In addition, the students' ability for analytical and creative thinking will also be improved whilst undertaking the course.

The MSc will consist of seven taught modules and a laboratory-based project. Successful completion of the course will necessitate accumulation of 180 credits, 120 of which will derive from the taught modules and 60 from the research project. All of the modules are compulsory. There is an additional non-credit bearing module to provide the students with fact finding networking opportunities with each other and the staff alongside navigation of teaching facilities.

Autumn Semester:

  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology 
  • Research Methods in Immunology and Microbiology 
  • Viral Pathogenesis and Infections

Spring Semester:

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis and Infection 
  • Immunity and the Immune System 
  • Therapeutic Immunology 
  • Innate Immune Recognition 
  • Research Project
MSc Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants are expected to have a 2:1 level degree in a related field. Applicants with a lower second class degree may be considered on a discretionary basis.

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