menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
Experimental and Translational Immunology MRes

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Immunology (Microbiology) Immunology (Medicine)

Course type


Course Summary

This new MRes programme provides insight into state-of-the-art immunology research, current issues in immunity, immune dysfunction and immune-based therapeutic approaches. The main emphasis of the programme is a 9 month original research project (5 months part-time and 4 months full-time) which provides an excellent preparation for a PhD and a career in research. Students will develop advanced knowledge of different aspects of immunology, including immune regulation, immune deficiencies, immunology of transplantation, gene therapy, cancer immunology and immune therapeutics. The content covers basic science through to translational clinical research delivered by internationally recognised experts. There is an emphasis on critical analysis and data interpretation.


The programme produces graduates who are equipped to embark on research careers. Immersion in the superb research and teaching environment provided by Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) and the Division of Infection & Immunity, gives our graduates a unique understanding of the cutting edge of experimental and translational immunology research and how world-class research is carried out.


Graduates are exceptionally well prepared to pursue PhD opportunities. This is equally applicable for clinicians seeking specialist training or wishing to pursue the clinical academic career track. In addition, graduates will be well placed to move onto research positions in diverse biomedical fields, including pharmaceutical industry and biopharma and clinical research positions.


Fundamental and Applied Immunology - Core
Research Skills and Data Interpretation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first class or upper-second class (or international equivalent) Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Science, Biological Sciences or a recognised Medical degree. A strong personal statement with evidence of independent research interest and experience.

Department profile

In a world that’s changing, you can change the world. Study on a UCL medical sciences postgraduate programme – from medicine to dentistry, surgery to biomedical science – and you’ll be ready to make your mark. UCL Medical Sciences is home to innovators, disruptors and brave thinkers. We’re looking for students who won’t accept the status quo, who want to change the world. UCL Medical Sciences: it’s life-changing....more

Similar courses at this uni