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Chronic Disease and Immunity MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Immunology (Medicine) Immunology (Microbiology)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you want to apply your knowledge of biological sciences to studying the molecular and cellular basis of chronic degenerative diseases, particularly if you want to pursue research at postgraduate level. This Postgraduate Degree integrates cutting-edge research in molecular and cellular biology and in immunology to demonstrate: the fundamental processes of inflammation; the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease progression that are driven by inflammation.

Assessment is a mix of formal exams and coursework including essays, practical reports, presentations and other written tasks. The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide training that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

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This module deals with the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms and techniques of advanced cell biology, and explores a wide range of theories and mechanisms that provide the basis of research on inflammation and chronic disease. The practical laboratory sessions will cover basic techniques in molecular and cell biology and give insights into protein detection and cell culture. During these sessions you will gain a greater understanding of key experimental methods and demonstrate practical and theoretical competence in the use of standard and specialised equipment, and knowledge of safety procedures and safety assessment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a 2:2 degree in a biological science (e.g. Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or Immunology) or a BTEC with experience in a field related to chronic disease and immunity, such as a health service or biopharmaceutical laboratory or a medical or veterinary degree, provided that the course included significant elements of molecular biology, and immunology.

University information

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