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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Microbiology) Immunology (Medicine)

Course type


Course Summary

OverviewThe PG Certificate in Immunology will provide you with the theoretical principles of Innate and Adaptive Immunity, a unique chance to plan, design and conduct your own Mini-Research Project in our teaching laboratories as well as the opportunity to attend an Immunology conference and conduct an in-depth team presentation of one immunology topic of choice.

The MSc in Immunology will build from the PG Certificate by taking you on an intensive journey to investigate immunity in health and disease. To accompany you on this journey are our leaders in the field with whom you will subsequently have the opportunity to conduct a seven-month laboratory-based research project.

In addition to preparing you to become a researcher in Immunology (main professional outcome) by helping you strengthen your knowledge, creativity and critical thinking skills, the programme will also give you a chance to develop your communication and team working skills.

CareersThe Immunology programme provides excellent training if you are intending to pursue a career in scientific research (academia, industry, communication). A high proportion of our graduates proceeds to PhD study, or, if medically qualified, to clinical practice or research.

As well as scientific training, the MSc programme will expand your repertoire of transferable skills, allowing you to also enter a variety of non-scientific careers including finance, management and various types of consultancy.


During this final module of the MSc, you will join a research team to conduct an experimental project. Provided by our staff, or found by yourself, the projects will be directly related to their subject of expertise and will allow you to experience life in a laboratory as well as use the scientific method to investigate in-depth an immunological question.

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.2 degree in an appropriate biological science subject (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science).

Department profile

Get your head start at Imperial with our wide range of Master’s programmes. Our postgraduate courses draw on recognised excellence in research to help you advance your career in academia, healthcare or industry. Medical and healthcare expertise is more important than ever. Make your mark on the medical world with a postgraduate degree from Imperial College London. We will equip you with the latest skills and techniques enabling you to bring...more

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