Research course

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Imperial College London · Cytokine Biology and Cellular Immunology
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

Please refer to our website for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

The Division of Infectious Diseases, with over 70 principal investigators, is one of the largest centres of infectious disease research in Europe. There are four sections: Virology, Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Microbiology and Paediatrics. The Division operates across sites at Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, South Kensington Campus, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital.

Research in the Division ranges from the fundamental biology of infectious diseases to the development and application of new approaches to treatment. There are major research programmes in human immunology and retrovirology, oncogenic human viruses, molecular microbiology, tuberculosis and vaccine development. The College houses the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, the National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management, the National Centre for Human Retrovirology and the newly launched Centre for International Child Health.

Department specialisms

Control of Gene Expression in Aspergillus; Pathogenic Mechanisms in Sepsis; Fungal Pathogenicity Determinants; Mode of Entry of HIV into Cells; Chemokines; TB and Granuloma; Microbiology (Clinical/Molecular); Molecular Genetics of Microorganisms

Fees and funding

The Division has 511 research grants with a total value of around £22.5 million, giving an annual turnover, including research, of around £27.5 million in 2014/15.. We also benefit from significant funding via the UK Research Councils, the Wellcome Trust, National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the European Research Council.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months

MSc by research

full time
10 months

Course contact details

Prof J Cohen
020 8383 3243
020 8383 3394