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Inflammation, Infection and Immunology PhD

Inflammation, Infection and Immunology PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Infection Control: Awareness Immunology (Microbiology) Immunology (Medicine) Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This research area includes both basic and clinical research, including topics such as rheumatology, the structural immunology of innate immune proteins, fish immunology and apoptosis. The main objective of the research at the Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre (SRC) at the Haywood Hospital is to enable a better understanding of disease mechanisms involved in the development and progression of rheumatic diseases, and to identify factors predictive of disease outcome. This includes investigation of comorbid diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease) and mortality as well as disease specific outcomes. Rheumatology research at the RJAH, Oswestry is focused on the mechanism of leukocyte migration into sites of inflammation. On Keele campus the Structural biology research group is studying the interaction between pathogens such as Haemophilus influenzae and influenza virus and lung surfactant protein D, as well as the structure, function and evolution of the serum pentraxins CRP and SAP. Apoptosis research includes the control of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in human cells, and on the ways in which this programme goes wrong to produce disease.

Different course options

Full time | Keele University | 3 years | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2018/19 entry is £4,260. There is slight increase for 2019/20 entry. Continuation fee: 1-12 months: £300; 12 months+: £600.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.