University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Infection and Immunity

The MSc course is designed to integrate current cutting-edge research knowledge and expertise of important infectious diseases and their relationship to the immune system. The course is integrative and cohesive and combines up-to-date practical and theoretical based teaching methods to prepare students for careers in medicine, postgraduate research and opportunities in the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in biological sciences, microbiology, immunology, biology or biochemistry, or equivalent (BTech with experience in a field related to infection and immunity, such as an NHS or BioPharmaceutical laboratory; medically qualified candidates or candidates qualified in disciplines related to infection and immunity, eg pharmacology or histopathology).

Course modules

In semester 1, students acquire and apply knowledge in a total of 5 modules: core theory and techniques in infection and immunity; infectious disease; immunity; data analysis; advanced topics in infection and immunity (a more specialist, interactive module).

Assessment methods

The course caters for different student learning styles by offering a variety of teaching (formal lectures, practicals, tutorials and student presentations) and assessment modes (written, oral, practical, MCQ, SAQ).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,635 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,715 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,635 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 223 1406