King's College London, University of London

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Sponsorship information

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St Thomas' Campus Southwark SE1 7EH South East

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