Division of Infection and Immunity


MSc/MRes Experimental and Translational Immunology

Gain the fundamental concepts of immunology through research-led teaching. Based at the world-leading Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT), this programme brings together clinical and research expertise in translational immunology and prepares you for careers in research.

The MSc covers basic science through to translational clinical research, with an emphasis on critical analysis and data interpretation. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of all aspects of immunology, including immune regulation, immune deficiencies, immunology of transplantation, gene therapy, cancer immunology and immune therapeutics.

You should apply for the MSc if you are looking for a broad curriculum and wish to explore different areas of immunology through taught modules.

How to apply: MSc

The MRes provides insight into state-of-the-art immunology research, current issues in immunity, immune dysfunction, and immune-based therapeutic approaches. You undertake a 9-month original research project, which provides excellent preparation for a PhD and a career in research.

Apply for the MRes if you have some research experience, a clear idea of your research interests, and would like to focus on training in research approaches and methods.

How to apply: MRes

If you are unclear about which programme to apply to, you can attend an open day or contact Dr Milica Vukmanovic-Stejic (m.vukmanovic-stejic@ucl.ac.uk).

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Notice for UCL applicants

Some taught content is shared with UCL undergraduate programmes. UCL students or graduates who have already taken any of the modules included in the MSc should contact the Programme Administrator before applying to discuss any alternative modules.



  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Flexible: 2-5 years

Part-time students must attend at least two modules per year. They must also complete the research project in the same academic year that they register for it.

Course modules: MSc


  • Full-time: 1 year

Course modules: MRes

Entry requirements

An upper second-class bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a recognised university and evidence of research interest.

English Language proficiency: If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will need to demonstrate an 'advanced' English language level. See English language requirements.


Our course combines research-informed teaching and practical research training to provide ideal preparation for a PhD. It is equally applicable for clinicians seeking specialist training or wishing to pursue a clinical academic career.

Networking opportunities with internationally recognised senior investigators at UCL and collaborators positions our graduates well for PhD programmes, research posts in biomedical fields, clinical research, further training, and associated professions. These include careers in the public healthcare sector, in industry and biopharma, government and research councils, biomedical charities, and scientific publishing.

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MSc Experimental and Translational Immunology

MRes Experimental and Translational Immunology

For further information on the programme please contact ii.infection-immunityadmin@ucl.ac.uk.