Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Applications are invited from:

  • those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience
  • junior doctors
  • NHS staff
  • international students with appropriate qualifications
  • international doctors or healthcare professionals.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

The MSc in Infection and Immunity is designed to provide an up-to-date advanced understanding of the interactions between bacterial, fungal and parasitic pathogens and their hosts. Infectious diseases are increasing in importance around the world as we see the rise in the incidence of antibiotic resistance. On this course you will explore the ability of microorganisms to cause infectious disease even in the presence of our complex immune systems. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on medical efforts to combat, control, and ultimately cure infectious disease.

Why Study Infection and Immunity with us?

You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two articles in the style of published scientific work. Our aim will be to develop these to publication with you if suitable.

The content of the course is mapped to academic content of The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Immunology, and Speciality Training Curriculum for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine.

If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, on successful completion of the MSc you may wish to continue with your education by studying for a PhD. Alternatively you could study for medicine, physician associate studies or a PGCE.

How will I be taught?

Our course consists of taught modules and a Research Dissertation.

We deliver taught modules as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning.

The total number of contact hours for the whole course are 360 hours, out of a total study time of 1,800 hours.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via coursework assignments which may include case studies, literature reviews, laboratory reports, posters or oral presentations.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Chester Medical School
Email
medicine@chester.ac.uk