Taught course

Experimental and Translational Immunology

UCL - University College London · Division of Infection and Immunity

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Entry requirements

A first class or upper-second class (or international equivalent) Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Science, Biological Sciences or a recognised Medical degree. A strong personal statement with evidence of independent research interest and experience.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

This new MRes programme provides insight into state-of-the-art immunology research, current issues in immunity, immune dysfunction and immune-based therapeutic approaches. The main emphasis of the programme is a 9 month original research project (5 months part-time and 4 months full-time) which provides an excellent preparation for a PhD and a career in research.

UCL is 8th in the world university rankings (QS rankings 2020). 

UCL was rated 3.5/4 for the real-world impact of our research in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

The UCL Division of Infection and Immunity and the IIT provide a vibrant, stimulating and world-class research community. Programme content reflects the research and clinical excellence within the division as well as cross-disciplinary research from all over UCL. First-class teaching and research supervision is provided by UCL academics, many of whom are amongst the world’s most respected and innovative academics.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The main component of the programme is a substantial research project: students will spend 50% of their time between November and April and 100% of their time from April until August undertaking an original research project which culminates in a written report and an oral examination.

The rest of the programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, paper review sessions, laboratory practicals, an independent research project and self-directed learning. A diverse range of assessment methods is used; coursework may be in the form of presentations, essays, data interpretation exercises, poster preparation, and group work. Many modules also have unseen written examination.

Course contact details

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