Research course


University of Nottingham · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Immunology Research Group's interests focus on the cellular and molecular basis of immunologically-mediated conditions, with a view to identifying better biomarkers and developing more effective clinical intervention strategies. Working as a cross-disciplinary team, the group's research interests include the molecular basis of allergy, tissue modelling, autoinflammation and clinical immunology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) immunopathology, lectin biology and tumour immunology.

Major research themes include allergen recognition by the immune system and the therapeutic potential of anti-allergy antibodies, hereditary autoinflammatory disease with specific emphasis on the mechanisms by which mutations in the Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor I (TNFR1) give rise to the autosomal dominant autoimmune inflammatory disease, TRAPS (TNF Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome), the contribution of lectin receptors expressed by macrophages and dendritic cells to disease, and the immunobiology of COPD with particular reference to the roles played by natural killer, T regulatory and dendritic cells.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Administrator
+44 (0)115 823 0774