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  MPhil Biological Sciences: Immunology


University of Essex    School of Life Sciences

Full time & Part time October MPhil, Research Only 2 Years Full Time
Biological Sciences (4)

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The MPhil in Biological Sciences: Immunology at our School of Life Sciences offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the world of immunology research. Our programme covers a wide range of topics, from understanding cell-membrane receptors in infection and immunity to exploring the influence of the maternal immune system during pregnancy. As a research student, you will have access to world-class supervision, training opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities. Entry requirements include a good honours or Masters degree in a related subject, along with a well-developed research proposal. Join our internationally renowned research community and embark on a rewarding career in scientific research or the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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Research in our School of Life Sciences covers a wide spectrum of biology from genes to ecosystems, and this broad-based structure provides opportunities for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. We offer supervision in all areas of staff expertise in immunology, which includes projects involving understanding a variety of cell-membrane receptors in infection and immunity. For example, investigating how gram-negative bacteria infect cells, how macrophages respond to bacteria and what leads to ‘septic shock syndrome' and multiple organ failure. Our projects also look at the relationship between the maternal immune system during pregnancy and its influence in embryonic development and fetal

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Entry Requirements

You will need a good honours degree or a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.

You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.



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