University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Infection and Immunity

The 1st year consists of training and lab rotations in mini projects, leading to an MRes degree, followed by a 3-year PhD in 1 of the participating laboratories; the 1st year contains 3 sub-themes, 1 per term, each consisting of a 10-week laboratory mini-project and parallel core-topic discussion sessions; sub-themes cover: immunity; infection; cell and molecular biology; research covers topics relating primarily to the complex problems associated with host defence against microbial challenge; NB the MRes cannot be taken separately from the PhD (it is an integral part of the 4-year programme); in addition to the course fee (university composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

Entry requirements

Students with or expecting to attain at least an upper 2nd class Honours degree are invited to apply.

Sponsorship information

Wellcome Trust.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 7,035 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions