Research course

Immunity and Infection

University of Birmingham · Division of Immunity and Infection
PhDMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

For Masters study: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject. For PhD study: 1st (Hons) or a Masters degree in a relevant subject. For MD: please contact the School directly Work-related experience is also taken into account for registration.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

We have a large community of academic, research and support staff and postgraduate students, and an annual turnover of approximately £8 million support for research. Our research is grouped into the following four themes: Immune Regulation; Inflammation and Inflammatory Disease; Stem Cell Biology and Gene Regulation; and Bacterial Infections, Pathogenesis and Antibiotic Resistance.

Our research is themed as follows:

  • Immune Regulation
  • Inflammation and Inflammatory Disease
  • Stem Cell Biology and Gene Regulation
  • Bacterial Infections, Pathogenesis and Antibiotic Resistance

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at:

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Department specialisms

Cellular, Molecular and Genetic Aspects of the Functioning of the Immune System in Fundamental and Clinical Interests including Infection Immunity and Cancer.

Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at

Fees and funding

UK students
PhD/MSc by Research: £4,121 FT - £2,061 PT / MD: £2,061 PT
International students
PhD/Msc by Research: £17,910 FT

Funding is available from major sponsors including MRC, BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust and local endowments.

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005