MSc in Immunology

Top 8 Masters of Science in Immunology 2017

Immunology

One of the highest degrees of advanced graduate education offered, a Master of Science (MSc) involves in-depth education in a specific scientific subject. Earned through one to three years of study at an accredited institution, these degrees give a student comprehensive expertise in the topic.

What is an MSc in Immunology? A discipline of biomedical science, immunology is the study of the immune systems of humans and other biological organisms, which examines the functioning of the system both in healthy states and when infected, as well as immunological disorders, such as autoimmune diseases. Related both to medicine and the science of epidemiology, which examines the spread and impact of illnesses in populations, immunology courses emphasize chemistry and microbiology, often with a focus on infectious diseases, and include applications both in clinical medicine and laboratory research.

An MSc in Immunology provides extensive knowledge of the field and its practices, necessary for research work. A master's degree is also required for some doctoral programs and high-paying employment.

Depending on which school you attend and where it's located, the cost for completing a master's program can vary a great deal. Communicate with schools to discover your options.

A number of graduates with an MSc in Immunology go on to more advanced education, such as PhD studies. With the necessary medical certifications, students can also enter clinical practice. The scientific training and laboratory experience offered by many programs qualifies students for research positions in either academia or industries such as pharmaceutical companies. Holders of these degrees can also apply the general skills and experience gained to careers outside of science, including finance, consulting or management.

Many universities around the world have programs for Master of Science degrees, including immunology. Students in more distant locations may also wish to investigate online courses of study. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Biomedical Science (Medical Immunology) (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

This newly launched Masters programme will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of advance Immunological concepts. In particular, the course will focus on developing the understanding of how immune system disorders arise and how immunological reagents may be used as therapeutics (immunotherapeutic). You will also be trained to perform a range of immunoassays and will come to understand how these may be used in the diagnosis of disease. [+]

Master of Science in Immunology. Why study MSc/PGDip/PGCert Biomedical Science at Middlesex University This programme structure in the area of Biomedical Science and Medical Immunology will provide you with the necessary framework and vocabulary in essential and advanced aspects of Immunology. Additionally you will gain the expertise in a range of analytical and technical skills that will equip you to pursue a range of career options. These may include employment within the health service, pharmaceutical industry and education, or, to proceed to further scientific training or research. As part of this programme you will also carry out a research project with a focus on Immunology supervised by research-active experts in the area. This course is designed for those students who have previously studied a related subject in Biomedical Science at university level or who have a basic knowledge of Immunology and are looking to develop an advanced mastery of the subject. Course Highlights This programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Scientists (BMS) which is the leading professional body for Biomedical Scientists ... [-]

MSc Microbiology & Immunology

New York Medical College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Westchester

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers a vigorous multi-disciplinary training environment leading to the M.S. degree. Our program focuses on the comprehensive study of bacteriology, virology, and immunology with emphasis on mechanisms of human disease caused by pathogens at the cellular and molecular level. [+]

Program Director: Raj Tiwari, Ph.D. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers a vigorous multi-disciplinary training environment leading to the M.S. degree. Our program focuses on the comprehensive study of bacteriology, virology, and immunology with emphasis on mechanisms of human disease caused by pathogens at the cellular and molecular level. Graduates with a Master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology are prepared for research, technical, and supervisory positions in scientific laboratories in academia, industry, government, and the health care field. Within the Master’s program, emphasis may be placed on bacteriology, virology or immunology. The following areas are available for thesis research: bacterial genetics; influenza virus antigens; HIV infection; pathogenesis of infectious disease; monoclonal antibody production; molecular biology of neoplastic disease; oncogenes and growth factors; anti-idiotype therapy of autoimmune and neoplastic diseases; immunological and biological therapy of disease; and cellular immunology. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology does not specify prerequisite undergraduate courses, but a background in chemistry (qualitative and quantitative analysis, physical, and organic), physics, mathematics (including calculus), and botany or zoology is desirable. Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0411) Plan A: A minimum of 30 course credits, including a one-credit Master’s Literature Review, is required. Degree candidates must complete at least 9 credits from the “core” curriculum (MICRO 2000 - 2999), as well as the other specified required courses. A maximum of 6 credits from “Techniques” courses (MICRO 9100 - 9190) may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements. Other elective credits may be earned from advanced Microbiology and Immunology courses (MICRO 3000 - 7999) or, with the approval of the program director, courses in other disciplines. “Core” credits earned beyond the 9-credit minimum may also be applied towards the elective credit requirement. Plan B: A minimum of 30 credits is required, including a one-credit Master’s Thesis. Degree candidates must complete at least 9 credits from the “core” curriculum (MICRO 2000 - 2999), as well as the other specified required courses. A maximum of 6 credits from “Techniques” courses (MICRO 9110 - 9190) may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements. In addition, up to 5 credits for Master’s Thesis Research (MICRO 9800) may be used towards the 30-credit requirement. Other elective credits may be earned from advanced Microbiology and Immunology courses (MICRO 3000 - 7999) or, with the approval of the program director, courses in other disciplines. “Core” credits earned beyond the 9-credit minimum may also be applied towards the elective credit requirement. Curriculum MICRO 1010 General Microbiology MICRO 1410 Medical Microbiology MICRO 2010 Basic Immunology MICRO 2020 Advanced Immunology MICRO 2110 Virology MICRO 2120 Microbial Genetics MICRO 2140 Microbial Pathogenicity MICRO 2210 Molecular Biology MICRO 2310 Molecular Biology & Immunology of Tumor Cells MICRO 3010 Adhesion Molecules MICRO 3210 Signal Transduction MICRO 3230 Principles of Biological Therapy MICRO 4110 Advanced Virology MICRO 4210 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases MICRO 8020 Departmental Seminar MICRO 9110 Techniques in Microbiology and Immunology MICRO 9750 Master’s Literature Review MICRO 9800 Master’s Thesis Research MICRO 9850 Master’s Thesis MICRO 9900 Doctoral Dissertation Research [-]

MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

Infectious pathogens which include bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi are the most frequent and life threatening health problems occurring in tropical countries. Of these, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), malaria and pulmonary tuberculosis cause the highest morbidity and mortality in populations leaving in the tropics [+]

Master of Science in Immunology. Infectious pathogens which include bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi are the most frequent and life threatening health problems occurring in tropical countries. Of these, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), malaria and pulmonary tuberculosis cause the highest morbidity and mortality in populations leaving in the tropics The Masters course in Tropical and Infectious Diseases is designed to address one aspect in the control process by training personnel who will form core infectious disease control teams consisting of physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists and biologists capable of predicting disease outbreak, carrying out disease surveillance and controlling disease epidemics. The established core teams will be expected to work closely with the relevant government ministries to combat and control diseases. They will also be expected to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others. Trainees of the programme will do coursework in the first year of their study following which they will be offered an intensive practical attachment in their areas of interest based on their professional background. During the attachment, trainees will be required to carry out a project related to their areas of professional interest. Qualifications Candidates eligible for admission into the MSc. TID must have any of the following minimum qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other universities recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi: Holders of Bachelors degree in Medicine & Surgery, Dental Surgery, Pharmacy, Nursing Sciences and Veterinary Medicine; Holders of upper second class honours degree in biomedical sciences with at least three years working experience in medical research or in disease control programmes. Holders of lower second class honours degree in biomedical sciences with at least five years working experience in medical research or in disease control programmes. Any other equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate Fee Structure 1st year: Kenyans (inclusive of tuition, all other university expenses) : Ksh. 372,500 Non Kenyans : US$ 5,962 2nd year Kenyans : Ksh. 494,500 Non Kenyans : US$ 7,567 [-]

MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

The programme focuses on the diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea. Emphasis is also given to the development of research skills applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Participants complete a short project, which can include a period of applied research in an overseas location. [+]

The programme focuses on the diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries, with particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea. Emphasis is also given to the development of research skills applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Participants complete a short project, which can include a period of applied research in an overseas location. Academic requirements: Open to graduates with a medical degree and at least two years’ experience of professional work after qualification. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Other candidates who are suitably qualified by higher study or research may be considered. Experience of working in a developing country is desirable. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Provide doctors with previous experience in high burden diseases with research skills relevant to tropical and infectious diseases in low income countries Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles Develop students’ knowledge and comprehension of the preventive and curative management strategies that promote health and well-being in tropical countries Enable students to comprehend and conduct health-related research Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases (MTID) provides a wide range of skills and training for doctors planning academic and clinical careers in the tropics. It is an excellent qualification for doctors who wish to work in the field of health research in either a clinical or community context as well as with international organisations specialising in health assistance-related activities. [-]

MSc International Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. [+]

Master of Science in Immunology. This programme equips graduates to provide leadership and technical support in public health in middle and low income countries. It covers a wide range of topics in public and global health, including key disciplinary skills in epidemiology and social science and applied topics such as disease control and programme management. Students can follow one of four pathways, which are distinguished by a defined combination of Core and Recommended modules and by a dissertation project on a topic appropriate to the pathway. Students have the opportunity of spending a period of time outside the UK undertaking a client-based or student-initiated dissertation project, which enables them to practise their problem-solving skills and specialist knowledge in a real setting. The project is often commissioned by health ministries, non-governmental organisations or international health agencies in middle and low income countries. This pathway is aimed at students who wish to understand international aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). It aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding needed to enable them to contribute to the strengthening of health systems in support of SRH (including maternal & neonatal health, MNH); facilitate the implementation and scale-up of good practice; and raise awareness amongst politicians, professionals and the public of the need for more effective use of knowledge and tools to impact on SRH indicators. Academic requirements: Open to graduates of health-related disciplines, including medicine, with normally two years professional experience working in the health system at district, regional or national level, in less developed countries. The decision of which pathway to follow depends on the needs and aspirations of the student and is discussed with the relevant Academic Director at the time of application. Applications from international students are welcomed. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award. Work experience: Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: Develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future Facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research Provide a critical understanding of a range of health policies and strategies in a variety of social, epidemiological, cultural, economic and political settings in middle- and low- income countries Enable students to analyse critically, evaluate and conduct responsive, public health-related research and apply evidence to everyday practice. Produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles in order to promote improved health and well-being in middle and low income countries Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. The MSc International Public Health (MIPH) provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding of health issues that will enable them to practise at a senior level in international health in a variety of statutory and non-statutory settings, including local, regional and national government, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) involved in health assistance-related activities. [-]

MSc Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. [+]

This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. Home fee: £8,100 (for 2015/16) Overseas fee: £18,000 (for 2015/16) Academic requirements: Open to graduates with an Honours degree (2.ii or equivalent) in the biological sciences or a medical/veterinary degree. Medical or Veterinary students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme. Overseas candidates with other qualifications may be accepted, particularly if they have the relevant experience through working in an appropriate field for a number of years. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award Work experience: Candidates with HND and substantial relevant experience may also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: To produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles To facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research To enable students to conduct independent research in the laboratory and/or field To develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future To equip students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to develop a career in research, training or control of parasitic and vector-borne diseases To provide practical experience of a range of specialised technical and analytical skills relevant to the study of parasites and disease vectors Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide range of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. Graduates of the MSc Biology & Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors typically follow careers in research or training in areas related to the control of infectious disease, in particular parasitic and vector-borne tropical diseases. [-]

Master of Science in Immunology of Infectious Diseases

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases aims to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through a comprehensive range of teaching and research methods. [+]

The MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases aims to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through a comprehensive range of teaching and research methods. It equips students with the range of specialised knowledge and skills in applying scientific concepts, evaluating scientific data and carrying out modern immunological techniques.

 

This is facilitated by the unique mix of interests in immunology, 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. ... [-]


Msc/PG Dip/PG Cert Medical Immunology

King's College London
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MSc Medical Immunology providing advanced training in basic and clinical immunology, including diagnostic technologies, laboratory management and research methodologies. Designed for laboratory-based career paths such as translational research; biomedical scientists, clinical practice as a clinical scientist, academia as a senior lecturer or professor, or as an NHS consultant. [+]

Msc/PG Dip/PG Cert Medical Immunology MSc Medical Immunology providing advanced training in basic and clinical immunology, including diagnostic technologies, laboratory management and research methodologies. Designed for laboratory-based career paths such as translational research; biomedical scientists, clinical practice as a clinical scientist, academia as a senior lecturer or professor, or as an NHS consultant. Key benefits An unrivalled medical immunology training course located with good UK access and designed for clinical Specialty trainees, Grade A/B clinical scientist trainees in immunology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics, biomedical scientists, industrial partners and (overseas) research fellows. Teaching is research-led and delivered by academics and clinicians who are leaders in their respective fields. Description The programme covers basic molecular and cellular immunology; the role of immunological mechanisms in autoimmune, systemic inflammatory, hypersensitivity, infective, immunodeficiency and neoplastic disorders in which the immune system is involved, as well as clinical transplantation and clinical immunology laboratory management; and major laboratory techniques of diagnostic medical immunology. Course purpose To provide an integral part of scientific and medical training in immunology for clinical Specialty trainees, Grade A/B clinical scientist trainees in immunology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics, biomedical scientists, industrial partners and (overseas) research fellows; and greater awareness and knowledge of recent advances in the physiology of the immune system. Course format and assessment Lectures one day per week; 10 taught modules (15 credits each) examined by written essays, written practical/data interpretation and learning logs. The 11th module (Research Project) has a value of 45 credits and is examined by a written project and oral component. Structure Overview Required Modules Cellular Immunology Molecular Immunology Autoimmunity and Disease Autoimmune Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases Cancer and the Immune System Infection and Immunity Extrinsic Allergic Diseases Transplantation Immunology and Transfusion Medicine Immunodeficiency and Infection Control Immunodiagnosis Quality Control and Laboratory Management Immunology Research Project. Optional Modules There are no optional modules on the MSc Medical Immunology programme. In order to be eligible for the award of PG Diploma, you may select (and pass) eight of the ten taught modules. In order to be eligible for the award of PG Certificate, you may select (and pass) four of the ten taught modules. Career prospects For career development in clinical, laboratory and academic immunology, for example towards running a diagnostic service, research group or clinical practice as a Clinical Scientist, Senior Lecturers/Professors and NHS consultants. Entry requirements & how to apply Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements. A first or second class honours degree in the biological sciences, or a medicine, dentistry, veterinary studies, pharmacy or nursing qualification. During the Course students will need to be affiliated to a laboratory organization in order to complete a supervised research project. It is the responsibility of the applicants to arrange such an affiliation if one does not already exist. Suitable organizations include but are not limited to clinical immunology/tissue typing departments or equivalent organisations/laboratories in hospitals, higher education establishments or industry. Overseas applicants must have obtained prior acceptance of affiliation with such a department before applying for the programme. Home/EU applicants must have such an affiliation in place by the start of the course. Overseas applicants should bear in mind that, as this is a part-time programme, they will not be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa. Application procedure Applications assessed by Course Coordinating Committee; candidates will be interviewed in person, or if overseas, by alternative arrangements. Personal statement and supporting information Please give any details you may have of your current or planned appointment/occupation during the MSc and how this will enable you to conduct the research project. Please also comment on how your interest in immunology has developed and its relevance to your future career track. Application closing date The deadline for applications is 01 April 2016 for 2016 entry. Prior to this date all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier. [-]