Taught course

Clinical Immunology

The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (Upper Second minimum) or overseas equivalent in immunology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine or other biological subject that contains an element of immunology.

Relevant Work Experience

Flexibility on entry requirements will be considered for candidates with proven appropriate professional experience. Under these circumstances, you will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to initially enrol on the diploma (PGDip) track.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Clinical Immunology will give you an advanced understanding of the principles and mechanisms of the immune system and immune responses in the context of infection, malignancy and immunological disorders.

You will also gain insight into a specialist area of laboratory medicine from clinical leaders and researchers at the forefront of immunology.

This course comprises six course units spanning the field of clinical immunology, with teaching being delivered on both campus and hospital sites by more than 40 individual contributors.

Course content includes:

  • basic and advanced immunology;
  • immune deficiency;
  • hypersensitivity;
  • haematological malignancy;
  • autoimmunity.

The course will also enable you to develop critical and experimental research skills relevant to the field through practical research masterclasses, a focused research proposal and a research project.

You will learn about assays and techniques employed in research and clinical laboratories to develop your technical understanding and clinical interpretation of results.

If you have an interest in this highly diverse and ever changing field and you wish to expand your knowledge at the interface of clinical and academic immunology, this master's course is ideal for you.

Information for international students

Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for evidence of English language proficiency from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (as defined by the UK Home Office ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: Overall 7.0 (6.5 in writing)
  • TOEFL iBT: 100 (22 in writing)

Please note that no offers will be made for the next academic year if your current IELTS score is 5.5 or less.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5220