University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Microbiology and Immunology

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge in 2 complementary disciplines, stressing the challenges posed by pathogens and how they shape immune responses. Students learn about clinically relevant pathogens through an introductory module on medical microbiology and 2 specialised modules on bacterial and viral pathogenesis. Students learn about the immune system through an introductory module on the theme of immunity and the immune system and a module on the ability of the innate immune system to sense the presence of pathogens and instruct the acquired immune system. Therapeutic targets and tools are discussed in the therapeutic immunology module. Provision for the development of practical research skills is offered by the research methods in immunology and microbiology module, and a research project leading to a dissertation.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. The course is also offered to medical and veterinary graduates wishing to pursue a career in immunology or microbiology; applicants with a 2.2 (or international equivalent) may be considered on an individual basis. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to medical microbiology; immunity and the immune system; research methods in microbiology and immunology; bacterial pathogenesis and infections; viral pathogenesis and infections; innate immune recognition; therapeutic immunology; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a project leading to a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,300 per Whole course (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2HA East Midlands

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