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Infection and Immunity MSc

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Medicine) Infection Control: Awareness

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Infection and Immunity provides an advanced understanding of the interactions between bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens and their hosts.

Course overview

Infectious diseases are a key aspect of world health that often get overlooked. However, with the rise in incidence of antibiotic resistance and the increasing threat of emerging pathogens, infectious diseases are now taking their place at the forefront of public health. On this course you will explore the ability of microorganisms to cause disease even in the presence of our complex immune systems. As well as pathogenic mechanisms, you will also focus on current practices and cutting-edge developments in medical interventions to combat, control, and ultimately cure, infectious disease.


You will be assessed via coursework assignments, which may include literature reviews, laboratory reports, case studies, posters, or oral presentations.

Job prospects

The course provides academic training for biomedical scientists, doctors, or healthcare professionals in the field of infection and immunity.

If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, on successful completion of the MSc you may wish to continue with your education by studying for a PhD. Alternatively, you could study for medicine, physician associate studies or a PGCE.


Module content provides students with an understanding of the types of infectious diseases and discusses virulence and susceptibility, and discusses the current knowledge on the mechanisms involved in infection and pathology of diseases caused by: Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Prions & other unusual infectious agents.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g., in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills. Applications are invited from those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g., Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience, junior doctors, NHS staff, international students with appropriate qualifications, international doctors, or healthcare professionals.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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