Immunology enables students to gain an understanding of the structure and functioning of the immune system at the cell, molecular and genetic level, and its relation to health and disease. Ideal for scientists from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds as preparation for undertaking a PhD or other scientific research, as well as improving employment prospects.
- Includes a six month research-based laboratory project.
- Attendance at national residential immunology conference included.
- Benefits from the input of over 45 lecturers that come from King's, other colleges of the University of London and further afield.
Distinctive features of the course include the emphasis on group study and problem-directed learning and developing core skills required for further career progression, such as the ability to read and understand research data, presentational skills and experimental design skills.
This programme will give you an understanding of the structure and functioning of the immune system at the cell, molecular and genetic level and its relation to health and disease.
- Course purpose -
Suitable for scientists from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds wishing to improve their employment prospects by extending their expertise in the field of modern immunology, and those wishing to acquire relevant research training to undertake a PhD.
- Course format and assessment -
Laboratory-based research project; lectures; small group tutorials; compulsory group study workshops in core transferable and technical skills, attendance at national immunology conference. Assessment approximately 30 per cent coursework, 70 per cent examination for taught modules and project report, research proposal and seminar presentation used for assessment of experimental project.
- Cellular Interactions in the Immune System - Molecular Immunology - Immune Disorders and Infection OR Immune disorders and respiratory health and disease - Experimental Research Project - Research skills.
Many MSc Immunology graduates go on to research positions in either a university or research institute as PhD students or graduate research assistants. Others have gone into careers in hospital laboratories as clinical scientists or obtained positions in the pharmaceutical industry.
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