Research course

Immunology, Infection and Inflammatory Disease

Institution
King's College London · School of Medicine
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A first or 2:1 first degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas equivalent is mandatory.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Division uses a range of techniques from molecular genetics and biochemistry to clinical trial design to better understand the dynamic interplay between host defence mechanisms and viral and microbial determinants. These studies have exposed novel determinants of host protection against HIV-AIDS virus, and revealed how the virus depends upon key components of cell biology such as those that direct cell division. We examine what fails when host defence mechanisms mistakenly target uninfected tissues, causing autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type I diabetes, and ask how such mechanisms respond to tumours.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/pg/apply/langreq.html

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
36 months
part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Stipo Jurcevic
Email
stipo.jurcevic@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7188 8193
Fax
+44 (0)20 7188 5660