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What will I learn?

Course description

In infants worldwide, infectious disease accounts for higher mortality and morbidity than any other category of disease. Tackling the burden of infectious disease on mankind is recognised as a health priority by both the World Health Organisation and the United Nations. This Postgraduate Degree responds to the international need for research scientists by training biological and biomedical graduates to develop their knowledge and research skills in the fields of immunology and infection. The course combines practical and theoretical teaching delivered by scientists and clinicians working in the University's College of Life Sciences. Of great value to potential employers, the course also gives you experience of research in a six-month research project.

Careers

The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide a training that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world.

Which department am I in?

University of Leicester

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,825.00 (US$ 27,129) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

University of Leicester

University Road,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 7RH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have 2:2 degree in a biological science (e.g. Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology or Immunology) Or a BTEC with experience in a field related to infection and immunity, such as a health service or biopharmaceutical laboratory Or a medical or veterinary degree, provided that the course included significant elements of molecular biology, microbiology and immunology. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, If their first language is not English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Leicester is currently home to over 4,000 international students, making it a wonderfully multicultural place to study.

  • A leading UK research university
  • 37th in UK & 170th globally, THE World University Rankings
  • A progressive, thoughtful and research-driven institution
  • Over 300 degree programmes and courses on offer