London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Immunology of Infectious Diseases, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

During the MSc in Immunology of Infectious Diseases programme offered by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, you will gain specialised skills in applying scientific concepts, evaluating scientific data and carrying out modern immunological techniques.

The programme will enable you to:

  • demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of host immunity to infection against human pathogens
  • apply your knowledge to 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
  • integrate and present key immunological concepts at an advanced level

Residential Field Trip

Depending on availability, you will have the opportunity to hear about the latest, most exciting aspects of immunological research at the British Society of Immunology Congress.

Project report

You will complete a research project on an immunological subject of your choosing.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme go into research positions in academia and industry, and further training such as PhD study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Training in Molecular Biology 
  • Clinical Immunology 
  • Immunology of Parasitic Infection: Principles 
  • Vaccine Immunology 
  • Molecular Biology Research Progress & Applications 
  • AIDS 
  • Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Mycology
  • Immunology of Infectious Diseases
  • Analysis & Design of Research Studies
  • Advanced Immunology 1 & 2

Lecturers

Programme director: Professor Greg Bancroft

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to the programme. Intercalating medical students may apply

Tuition Fee

  • Home: £TBC (FT) / £TBC (PT) 

  • Overseas: £TBC (FT) / £TBC (PT) 

  • Field Trip: £TBC

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Living costs for London

  • 1000 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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