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MSc Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity)

MSc Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity)

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Infection Control: Awareness Immunology (Medicine) Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

We have now seen the devastating effect that a global pandemic can have on our modern world. There is now a greater need for scientists who are able to understand both the transmission, aetiology and control of viruses, such as COVID-19, as well as be able to understand how the immune system responds to viruses.

Why study MSc Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) at Middlesex University?

This master's course combines the two disciplines of infection and immunity and equips you with the skills necessary to work in the NHS or in the pharmaceutical industries, for example in the development of vaccines. You'll be better enabled to compete for positions in academic research in the areas of infection and immunity, an area of research that is currently being expanded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This degree is unique in that it couples Biomedical Science with Infection and Immunity, a combination which is not currently offered anywhere else in London, and will be of particular interest to applicants from a Biomedical Science background, who wish to work in the NHS, pharmaceutical industries or enter academic research. This is a great opportunity to better understand the complex and dynamic interplay between infection and immunity.

Due to the use of external lecturers recruited to the teach on the programme from the NHS, industry and academia, you will have a chance to make useful links with these potential employers.

Careers

How can the MSc Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) support your career?

Biomedical science is the second largest profession registered by the Health Professions Council and there is a high demand for well-qualified graduates. The range of roles open to graduates is vast and many have gone on to work in medical or pharmaceutical research, in primary care in surgeries and clinics, or in the community, identifying health risks, educating people about infection prevention and helping to stop the spread of disease.

Others have gone onto to in environmental health, investigating food poisoning outbreaks and ensuring that food and drink businesses meet health and hygiene standards. There are also opportunities in diagnostic laboratories within both the public and private sectors.

This particular programme should appeal to you if you’re interested in developing your knowledge and skills in the field of infection and immunity for a career in the healthcare sector, academia, or industrial research and development. You could also find employment in the fields of infection control and vaccine and assay development within the pharmaceutical Industry.

Modules

The module aims to provide you with the tools required to design effective and efficient experiments, and to test scientific hypotheses. The module will also equip you with the tools necessary for statistical analysis in a hypothesis testing context.
Immunology (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,600

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,800

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a good honours degree (2:1) or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject that incorporates microbiology. Applicants with other qualifications and / or substantial work experience in biomedical science will also be considered under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme. Applicants with a disability can enter the programme following assessment to determine if they can work safely in the laboratory. The programme team have experience of adapting teaching provision to accommodate a range of disabilities and welcome applications from students with disabilities.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more