This M.Sc. in Immunology includes the study of immunological processes and mechanism, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically. By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune-mediated disease and how they might be controlled. From a practical perspective, the course involves in-depth instruction in modern methodologies used in immunology/biomedical research, including the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology. Students will also be trained in experimental design, data handling and basic research skills. The master's course aims to provide students with a well-balanced and integrated theoretical and practical knowledge of Immunology and to highlight the progress and intellectual challenges in this discipline.
The following modules are mandatory and make up the the course: • Basic Immunology • Immunological Technologies • Science Communication and Critical Analysis • How to read and evaluate scientific literature • Immunogenetics • Microbe Detection and Evasion • Clinical Immunology • Parasite Immunology • Tumour Immunology • Global Infectious Diseases • Immuno-therapeutics and product development • 12 week Research Project
Students submit a dissertation based on their research project conducted in one of the Immunology groups located within or affiliated to The School of Biochemistry and Immunology.
Applicants will normally be required to hold at least Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or higher in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry or a related subject.
Start date Sept. 2017
Duration 1 year
Price: Please note that EU fees are €8,188 and NON-EU fees are €17,953.
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Last updated February 8, 2017