London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Immunology of Infectious Diseases

This course aims to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through a comprehensive range of teaching and research methods; it equips students with the range of specialised knowledge and skills in applying scientific concepts, evaluating scientific data and carrying out modern immunological techniques; this is facilitated by the unique mix of interests in immunology, molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and clinical medicine at the School; by the end of this course students should be able to: demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of host immunity to infection against the diverse range of pathogens which confront human populations; apply this specialist knowledge to a range of practical skills and techniques, in particular modern molecular and cellular techniques for assessing immune responses to pathogens; critically assess, select and apply appropriate research methods to investigate basic immunological mechanisms and applied issues in the immunology of infection; critically evaluate primary scientific data and the published scientific literature, and integrate and present key immunological concepts at an advanced level, both verbally and in written form.

Entry requirements

Either a 2nd class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or a registerable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission.

Course modules

Core modules include: Immunology of infectious diseases; analysis and design of research studies; advanced immunology 1; advanced immunology 2. Optional modules include: advanced training in molecular biology; basic parasitology; clinical immunology; clinical infectious diseases 3; extended project; clinical infectious diseases 4; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; ethics, public health and human rights; extended project; genetic epidemiology; immunology of parasitic infection (principles); molecular biology research progress and applications; AIDS; antimicrobial chemotherapy; extended project; immunology of parasitic infection (practice); molecular cell biology and infection; mycology.

Assessment methods

Project report.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship available for overseas students: £3,000 towards fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,725 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Camden WC1E 7HT South East

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