Taught course

Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology

University of Exeter · Biosciences

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Entry requirements

BSc or MSc degree in a relevant Biological Science degree (eg Microbiology, Biochemistry or another Biomedical Science), and Medical and Dental graduates with a minimum of 12 months postgraduate clinical experience (completion of UK Medical or Dental Foundation Year 1 competencies). Applicants with significant professional experience in medical mycology or fungal biology will also be considered.

Applicants must also provide one strong academic reference.

For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our website.

Months of entry


Course content

  • You will be studying within the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology – a world-leading research centre that is helping to tackle the major global threats to human health caused by fungal diseases
  • The course covers aspects of medical mycology, immunity, the molecular basis of infection, and the genomics of infectious disease
  • You will undertake a substantial (3-6 month) project on fungal pathogen biology or host-pathogen interactions
  • You will undertake a unique three-month research project directly related to the ongoing research in the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology and be supervised by leading experts
  • Graduates of this programme might expect to pursue a career in academic, commercial or clinical research

Information for international students

Further information for international students can be found on our dedicated international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages on our website. www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees/fundingyourmasters

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1392 725818