MSc Infection and Immunity
Infectious diseases and immune disorders have a huge impact on the health and the economy of society. The re-emergence of old pathogens and emergence of new ones, such as bird flu, MRSA, TB and HIV, are just a few examples of why research in this field is important.
In our scientific and clinical research programmes, experts of international standing work together at the frontiers of human health to translate fundamental ideas from cells to clinic, addressing host-pathogen interactions, new diagnostic and therapeutic platforms and the prevention and cure of infections and chronic inflammatory diseases.
The MSc Infection and Immunity offered at UCL is unique and has been designed to meet the demands of young scientists or clinicians in the field of infection and immunity.
2015 Open Day: To be confirmed
We hold an annual open day at the main UCL campus in Bloomsbury, London. This is an oppportunity to hear more about what our programme, and UCL, can offer you and to meet staff and current students. Contact the programme administrator, Isabel Lubeiro for more information.
The MSc Infection & Immunity covers current issues in the biology of infectious agents, the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention and control of infectious diseases, immunity and immune dysfunction. You will learn from UCL researches about their research and you will be trained in the art of research by carrying out a full-time research project in a UCL laboratory.
Students take a range of core and optional modules:
Laboratory Introduction to Bacteriology
Immunology in Health and Disease
Infection and Immunodeficiency in Children
HIV Frontiers from Research to Clinic
Immunological Basis of Disease
Biofilms in Health and Disease
Introduction to and Principles of Medical Mycology
Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Global Health Policy
3 months full time
Full details of the programme content are available in the Programme Handbook:
Full-time and flexible study will be available.
MSc: one calendar year full-time or two to five years on flexible study.
Postgraduate Diploma: 9 calendar months full time (8 x 15 UCL credit modules without the 3-month research project), or two to five years on flexible learning.
Postgraduate Certificate: up to 12 weeks full-time (4 x 15 UCL credit modules), and up to two academic years part-time
Deadline for applications is Monday 3 August 2015 for entry in September 2015.
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Overseas applicants should ensure they reply to their UCL Offer of study by Sunday 30 August 2015.
You can find information on UCL application process in the Graduate Prospectus
A first or upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences from a recognized university, or an appropriate professional qualification or work experience established by review.
English Language Proficiency
If your first language is not English, please refer to the UCL regulations concerning English Language Proficiency
For information on applications please contact:
Isabel Lubeiro, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 20 3108 2133
Full details of funding opportunities can be found at UCL Scholarships website
MSc Infection and Immunity 2013
"I am very happy with the quality of education that I received at UCL, and am pleased that I have chosen to attend UCL for my MSc instead of other universities in London. I feel that I have acquired many valuable skills during my time here that will be useful for my future career in research - thanks to faculty at UCL who are not only great researchers but educators too!"
MSc Infection and Immunity 2011
"Working in sterile conditions requires specially honed skills and attitudes which I have acquired from my MSc, especially during the research project when working with hazard group 3 pathogens. Without the significant impetus of research work of this MSc and with the world renowned reputation of UCL, there wouldn't be much to differentiate myself from other Microbiology graduates; thus this MSc has put me in good stead onto the first step into the pharmaceutical industry."
Ms Vania Muiria
MSc Infection and Immunity 2010
"The first thing that attracted me to UCL was the fact that I could watch and learn from world class researchers and lecturers.
The MSc Infection and Immunity was a very pleasant surprise for me. Firstly, it gave the students the opportunity to integrate scientific research with clinical perspectives, giving them wide choices for their future careers. Secondly, apart from the theoretical general knowledge related to subjects like Immunology, Virology or current ongoing UCL research, this degree also enhanced our practical skills, by offering us lab experience related to molecular and cellular biology.
My three month MSc final project in Tanzania gave me the opportunity to practice both theoretical and practical skills learnt during the course. The project helped me to understand how to work in a highly demanding environment, obliging me to design research procedures that would fit lab settings of developing countries in order to pursue the project aims.
Course Key words: Outstanding academic research/teaching, flexibility and of course…London."
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