Taught course

Infection and Immunity

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Qualifications
MScDiploma

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first or second class honours degree in Immunology, Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent (BTech with experience in a field related to Infection and Immunity, such as an NHS or BioPharmaceutical laboratory; Medically qualified candidates or candidates qualified in disciplines related to Infection and Immunity, e.g. Pharmacology or Histopathology). International students whose first language is not English should have achieved at least 6.5/233 in IELTS/TOEFL.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc degree firstly introduces students to core subject material early in semester 1 before leading them into more cutting-edge research knowledge of important infectious diseases and their relationship to the immune system. The course is integrative and cohesive and utilises up-to-date practical and theoretical based teaching methods to prepare you for a career in applied biomedical research.
Semester 1: 1: Infectious disease; 2: Immunity; 3: Molecular Mechanisms in vitro and in vivo; 4: Data Analysis; 5: Advanced topics in Infection and Immunity.
Semester 2: Students choose a topic for an eight month period of laboratory research.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Diploma

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Dissertation50 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Anna Boyce
Email
mscinfandimm@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 116 252 3033
Fax
+44 (0) 116 252 5030