Our MSc in Clinical Immunology provides a unique opportunity for you to gain insights into a specialist area of laboratory medicine from clinical leaders in the field, in addition to academic teaching from researchers at the forefront of immunology.
You will gain a fundamental understanding of the principles and mechanisms of the immune system and immune responses in the context of infection, malignancy and immunological disorders.
Six course units span the field of Clinical Immunology, with teaching being delivered on both campus and hospital sites by more than 40 individual contributors. Within each unit you will learn about assays and techniques employed in the clinical laboratory that will develop and enhance your understanding and clinical interpretation of results. The course's content covers: - basic and advanced immunology - immune deficiency - hypersensitivity - haematological malignancy - autoimmunity.
In addition to the taught component, you will develop critical and experimental research skills relevant to the field through a focused literature review and research project.
You will learn alongside those who have gained places on the highly selective and competitive national Scientist Training Programme in Clinical Immunology. This diversity of educational and professional input from both speakers and students provides a fantastic opportunity for enhanced collaborative learning and networking.
If you have an interest in this highly diverse and ever-changing field, and you wish to expand your knowledge at the interface of clinical and academic immunology, this master's is ideal for you.
Our programme is suitable if you are a graduate in immunology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine or other biological subject that contains an element of immunology. An honours degree (Upper Second minimum) or overseas equivalent is required for direct entry to the programme. Flexibility on entry requirements will be considered for candidates with proven appropriate professional experience. Under these circumstances, you will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to initially enrol on the diploma (PGDip) track.