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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Medicine) Immunology (Microbiology) Epidemiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme combines theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through comprehensive teaching and research methods. Students will gain specialised skills in applying scientific concepts, evaluating scientific data and carrying out modern immunological techniques. Students will benefit from the unique mix of immunology, vaccinology, molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and clinical medicine at the School. Infectious diseases represent an increasingly important cause of human morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Vaccine development is thus of great importance in terms of global health. In parallel with this growth, there has been a dramatic increase in studies to identify the innate, humoral or cellular immunological mechanisms which confer immunity to pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. As a result, increasing numbers of scientists, clinicians and veterinarians wish to develop their knowledge and skills in these areas.

The flexible nature of the programme allows students to focus on attaining a broader understanding of infectious disease through attending taught units. Students can also undertake an extended research project within groups led by experienced team leaders. Such projects can involve basic investigations of immune mechanisms or applied field based studies. By the end of this programme students should be able to: demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of host immunity to infection against the diverse range of pathogens which confront human populations; apply this specialist knowledge to a range of practical skills and techniques, in particular modern molecular and cellular techniques for assessing immune responses to pathogens; critically assess, select and apply appropriate research methods to investigate basic immunological mechanisms and applied issues in the immunology of infection; critically evaluate primary scientific data and the published scientific literature; integrate and present key immunological concepts at an advanced level, both verbally and in written form. Graduates from this programme go into research positions in academia and industry, and further training such as PhD study.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Analysis & Design of Research Studies (10 Credits) - Core
Advanced Immunology 1 (15 Credits) - Core
Advanced Immunology 2 (15 Credits) - Core
Immunology of Infectious Diseases (50 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,050

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,770

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following: a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies. Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed. Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission.

University information

Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more

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