Research course

Infection and Immunity

Institution
UCL - University College London · Division of Infection and Immunity
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

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Entry requirements

A first class degree, or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a Russell Group University, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or an appropriate Master’s degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We offer research training of the highest standards in the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity with the aim of forming the future leaders in the field. The Principal Investigators offering projects are internationally recognised leaders in infection and immunity, providing a unique opportunity for networking and furthering the students' careers.

The Division of Infection & Immunity is an internationally renowned centre for research and graduate training in human immunology, pathogen biology and the host-pathogen interaction. The division includes the Research Department of Infection and the Institute of Immunity & Transplantation. It has strong international links with American, European, and developing world research centres, including the newly established African Health Research Institute in Durban. We are committed to research-based teaching and host a dynamic community of postgraduate students. Our PhD programme provides research training in basic and translational science and the offering reflects our broad-ranging research expertise. We also have a strong track record in training clinician scientists, supported by fellowships from the Wellcome Trust, MRC and BBSRC.

Research areas:

  • Autoimmune diabetes
  • Cancer and Leukaemia/Gene therapy
  • Computational immunology and bioinformatics
  • Herpes viruses
  • HIV and retroviruses
  • Host-pathogen interaction
  • Immune regulation
  • Immunity to hepatitis
  • Immunology of ageing
  • Innate immunity
  • Primary immune deficiency
  • Tuberculosis
  • Virus evolution and drug resistance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
f.jackson@ucl.ac.uk