Research course

Infection and Immunity

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MSc by researchPhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, October, September, April

Course content

Research on Infection and Immunity aims to enhance understanding of the mechanisms of host defence against infection, and translate this understanding into prevention and treatment.

The research programmes include a wide range of activities including studies of host/pathogen interactions (including work on viruses, bacteria, parasites and spongiform encephalopathy agents), the immune systems of animals and how they respond to pathogen challenge, genetic resistance to disease and epidemiology of disease. These activities are underpinned by major programmes in animals genomics and bioinformatics.

Department specialisms

Immunology, immune regulation of disease, molecular biology and genetics of parasites.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
vetpgresearch@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 9194