Research course

Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

University of Leicester · Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
PhDMPhilMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation is a research-led department engaged in internationally competitive research. The department brings together basic and clinical scientists with established strengths in microbial sciences, respiratory diseases, kidney diseases and immunology.

50 academic staff, 10 post-Doctoral research fellows, about 60 graduate students and 20 support staff. Programme of short laboratory skills courses plus specialist seminars provided for postgraduate students.

Department specialisms

Virology; Immunology; Microbial Physiology; Microbial Pathogenicity; Environmental Microbiology; Innate immunity; Child Health; Respiratory Diseases; Renal Disease; Maternofetal interaction, Respiratory Disease in Children, Respiratory Disease in Adults.

Fees and funding

The department is well funded from a range of sources including the MRC, BBSRC, The Wellcome Trust, the European Commission, UK charities, NIHR, The Royal Society, EMDA and Industry.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 - 48 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Alison Brown
+44 (0)116 252 2951