King's College London, University of London
Immunology, Infection and Inflammatory Disease (DIIID)
The division uses a range of techniques from molecular genetics and biochemistry to clinical trial design to better understand the dynamic interplay between host defence mechanisms and viral and microbial determinants; students examine what fails when host defence mechanisms mistakenly target uninfected tissues, causing autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, and ask how such mechanisms respond to tumours; 1 major focus is on a refined understanding of the function and turnover of monocytes, and another on the characterisation of a novel lymphoid stress-surveillance response; students examine how immune responses are themselves regulated, so as not to cause inflammatory disease, and then ask whether such immunoregulation can limit transplant rejection; they actively consider practical approaches to enhancing host responses to pathogens and to limiting autoimmunity, and we contribute to clinical trials novel approaches to measuring disease course and treatment outcome.
2.1 Honours degree (or above) in an appropriate subject; or an overseas equivalent. A 2.2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's of Science degree with merit or above.
A small number of studentships for specific named projects, funded by external funding agencies such as the research councils (MRC, BBSRC), or charitable bodies (Oliver Bird Studentships, Nuffield Foundation) are usually available; these usually provide a stipend and the payment of tuition fees at the home/EU rate.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 19,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 19,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 9,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 9,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|St Thomas' Campus||Southwark||SE1 7EH||South East|
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