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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    20 June 2019

At Aberdeen Immunology brings together Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery, Pathogen Interactions and Immunogenetics to give you a wide view of all aspects to Immunology and Immunotherapy from a leading UK medical school. Many of the courses in the programme are in a period of innovation and change due to the advance of technology, techniques and new therapeutics being discovered as a result of newer research and analysis tools.

Immunology is linked to our ability to remain healthy and free of disease - fighting off infections and disease, understanding our genetic factors and risk factors in inheriting disease. You look at behavioural factors and their links to disease to understand protection methods and you go into the detail of bioinformatics and genomics to understand DNA and analyse within practical research when you test for specific issues such as stress, hunger, thirst and responses in the body to these stressors.

The programme is designed for you to develop your academic knowledge of immunology and its relevance to disease with analysis and research skills designed to enhance your career prospects, or continue to PhD. You can use your training within educational establishments to apply training, work in patents, science outreach and public engagement, and to develop new ways to manage infections and disease.

Focusing on the relevance of the immune response in the maintenance of health and development of disease, you will be able to attain the intellectual and practical skills needed to address both theoretical and technical aspects of modern biomedical research.

In common with the other molecular biosciences Masters courses, the MSc in Immunology & Immunotherapy builds on recent advances in genomics to understand the generation of immunological diversity at a cellular level, how this imparts variability in immune responses at the individual and population level and the relevance of the immune system in disease areas such as autoimmunity, cancer, allergy and microbial infections.

The programme gives you sufficient understanding to develop immunotherapies and there have been several spin out companies from University of Aberdeen which include NovaBiotics Ltd, 4D Pharma plc, Scotia Biologics and others.

You may also be interested in the Scottish Innovation Centres research and enterprise work with companies in Scotland to find out more about the possibilities in this area of health science and spin-out research going on from Aberdeen and other universities:

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Basic Skills Induction
  • Generic Skills
  • Current Topics in Immunology
  • Introductory Immunology
  • Applied Statistics

Semester 2

  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Genome - Enabled Medicines
  • Research Tutorials
  • Immunogenetics

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You will be taught by world leading researchers in immunology and bioscience with practical training in Flow Cytometry analysis
  • You study at one of the largest health campuses in Europe with a teaching hospital, Medical School, and Institute of Medical Sciences plus Rowett Institute on one campus
  • The university ranked 9th in the world and 5th in Europe for international research collaboration (Leiden 2015)

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September start

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