Research course

Inflammation Sciences

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Inflammation Sciences programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Inflammation Sciences.

Inflammation sciences combine cutting edge research with translational biology.

Principal investigators come from a variety of disciplines (medical sciences, mucosal immunology, cell biology, genetics) to address key questions in the inflammation field.

Many projects are disease-focused, with an emphasis on understanding mechanism or addressing an unmet clinical need.

Investigations are carried out using both human tissue and animal models to accelerate translation.

State-of-the-art core facilities in flow cytometry, imaging, microscopy, bioinformatics and transgenics provide progressive approaches to complex research questions.

Examples of research programmes include:

  • Inflammation, tissue recovery and repair
  • Mucosal tissue homeostasis
  • Immune responses in the intestine
  • Skin inflammation
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Lung immunity
  • Infections and allergens in asthma
  • Fungal lung disease
  • Biomarkers in COPD
  • Understanding food allergy

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608