Taught course

Biomedical Immunology

University of East London · School of Health, Sports and Bioscience - HSB

Entry requirements

For entry to this programme, students are required to have a second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university in a relevant subject e.g. physiology, microbiology, biochemistry or an equivalent qualification and/or experience. All students admitted to the University are required to have GCSE at grade C in Maths and English (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

IBMS Accredited Programme.
This programme equips you with knowledge of both the practical and theoretical aspects of immunology, with emphasis on its clinical applications. This will include in-depth study of how the immune system responds to pathogens and how it can be manipulated for therapeutic purposes. The programme also looks at the methodology used in obtaining knowledge. In addition to taught modules, you will also be trained in research processes, culminating in an individual research project.
Programme structure:
Applied Biomedical Immunology;
Biomedical Immunology;
Research Skills;
and one optional module from:
Medical Microbiology;

Programme structure

One year full time or two years part time
Part time students study the taught modules in year 1 and the research modules in year 2.
Taught modules are delivered in a semesterised system, with semesters running from September to January and February to June.

Career opportunities

Many graduates of this degree enter laboratory-based research careers in the NHS, the Health Protection Agency, or in universities, research institutes and pharmaceutical companies.
There are also opportunities in areas such as scientific sales and clinical data management.

The School of Health and Bioscience provides immediate contact with University support systems.

In your first year, you are allocated a Personal Tutor (a member of staff familiar with your degree). You will see your Tutor at regular intervals to discuss progress and life in general.
Module leaders and Degree pathway leaders also give support on academic matters, and advice about other specialist help available through the University.
The School also has a Help Desk to provide administrative assistance and advise how to get the right help.
Internet homepages are used by many staff to support their teaching and your learning.
Lecture and practical files, quizzes, mark summaries and much more is now available for several modules via UELPlus Online Programme.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

2015/16 fees to be confirmed

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978