Research course

Infection and Immunity

Institution
UCL - University College London · Division of Infection and Immunity
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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

The areas of research are mainly: Infection, which includes a strong virology community, both basic and translational (HIV-1, retroviruses, herpes viruses, hepatitus B and C viruses), clinically orientated research in bacteriology (mycobacterium tuberculosis). Immunology, which includes T cell development and function, aging, innate immunity, host responces to infection, autoimmune diseases (diabetes). Leukaemia and gene therapy approaches to cancer.

The PhD programme offers rotations into three labs so that students can make an informed choice on the project. We have weekly internal seminars and a yearly PhD colloquium where PhD students present their results. A postgraduate club runs on a term basis where invited speakers, who are leaders in their field (academia, pharma, biotech, law, politics, etc), discuss their career experience. These initiatives facilitate networking and help students to become part of a community in the division. In addition to the primary supivisor, there is a thesis commity composed of more than two senior faculty memvers with expertise in the area of the project. Through regular meetings with the student, the thesis committee provides advice and support.

Department specialisms

The areas of research are mainly: Infection , which includes a strong virology community, both basic and translational (HIV-1, retroviruses, herpes viruses, hepatitus B and C viruses), clinically orientated research in bacteriology (mycobacterium tuberculosis). Immunology , which includes T cell development and function, aging, innate immunity, host responces to infection, autoimmune diseases (diabetes). Leukaemia and gene therapy approaches to cancer.,Principal research areas are: Cancer and Leukaemia/Gene Therapy Computational immunology and bioinformatics Innate immunity Herpes viruses HIV and retroviruses Host-pathogen interaction Virus evolution and drug resistance Immunity to hepatitis Immunology of ageing Primary immune deficiency Tuberculosis Autoimmune diabetes Immune regulation

Information for international students

See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Isabel Lubeiro
Email
i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
020 7679 3000
Fax
020 7679 3001