University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Chronic Disease and Immunity

This course is designed to integrate current cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular and cellular biology and immunology and use this to demonstrate: the fundamental processes of inflammation; the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease progression that are driven by inflammation. The course is carefully integrated and combines up-to-date practical and theoretical teaching methods to prepare students for careers in postgraduate biomedical research, medicine, and the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a life sciences subject providing a strong background in molecular biology and cell biology (e.g. biological sciences, immunology or biochemistry); or BTech with experience in a relevant field, such as NHS Chemical Pathology or a bio-pharmaceutical laboratory; or medically qualified candidates may also apply, provided that they have a strong background in molecular biology and cell biology.

Course modules

Semester 1: core theory and techniques in inflammation; fundamental processes of inflammation; immunity; practical skills and data analysis (covering key techniques required for semester 2); advanced topics in inflammation and disease progression.
Semester 2: research project and 12,000 word dissertation.

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, multiple-choice questions, short-answer questions).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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

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