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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Medicine) Immunology (Microbiology)

Course type


Course Summary

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.

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.


The module will take you on a journey amongst the topics of immunological research done at Imperial College. These include the immune response to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, inflammation, immunology in autoimmune diseases as well as cancer immunology, but topics are subject to slightly change every year, depending on the most up to date research done in our laboratories.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.2 degree in an appropriate biological science subject (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science).