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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Infection and Immunity

The Division of Infection & Immunity is an internationally recognised centre for research and graduate training focused on study of the human immune system in health and disease, the biology of key human pathogens and the interaction between pathogen and host. The division is a major component of two UCL-based research institutes, the Institute for Immunity and Transplantation and the Bloomsbury Research Institute. It also hosts the MRC Centre for Medical Molecular Virology. Our unique four-year MRC-funded non-clinical PhD programme provides integrated research training at the interface of basic science and clinical practice. The division also has a strong track record in training clinician scientists, supported by fellowships from the Wellcome Trust, MRC and BBSRC. The department has strong international links with American, European, and developing world research centres.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Infection and Immunity MPhil/PhD FT3/4, PT5
Healthcare Associated Infection Control MSc/PG Dip FX, DL
Infection and Immunity MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert FT, PT, FX
Medical Mycology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert PT, FX, DL

Student/staff ratios

  • 35 staff
  • 65 taught students
  • 106 research students


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Student View

"The lessons and lectures in my MSc programme were really effective. They fostered the inventive, independent thinking and analytical abilities that will help me prepare for the advanced research I plan to do."

Deena-Al Mahbuba

Degree: Molecular Medicine MSc

Student View

"I am convinced that this degree programme will give me a set of skills and a way of thinking that will enable me to apply myself in a wide range of career opportunities."

Therese Liechtenstein

Degree: Research Degree: MPhil/PhD