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Full time | University of Liverpool | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Immunology (Microbiology) Immunology (Medicine)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Immunology is the study of host resistance to infection. Without an immune system, humans and animals would be susceptible to overwhelming infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.

Overview

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Research in Immunology is based in new laboratories at three sites, the Ronald Ross Building, IC2 and Leahurst. It encompasses studies of the immune responses to and vaccination against a range of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens including: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis virus, Zika virus, influenza virus, HIV, cytomegalovirus and other herpesviruses, chicken metapneumovirus, Salmonella, Treponema, Onchocerca, Fasciola, cyathostomins, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Toxoplasma and Neospora caninum.

The aims of the research are to investigate the nature of the cellular and humoral immune responses to pathogens of human or veterinary importance and how this knowledge may be used to design vaccines or other immunotherapeutic strategies to benefit clinical and veterinary medicine.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject.

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