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What will I learn?

Course description

Our MSc in Clinical Immunology will give you an advanced understanding of the principles and mechanisms of the immune system and immune responses in the context of infection, malignancy and immunological disorders.

You will also gain insight into a specialist area of laboratory medicine from clinical leaders and researchers at the forefront of immunology.

This course comprises six course units taught in blocks spanning the field of clinical immunology. Teaching is delivered on both campus and hospital sites by more than 40 individual contributors.

Course content includes:

  • basic and advanced immunology;
  • immune deficiency;
  • immunotherapy;
  • hypersensitivity and allergy;
  • cancer immunology and haematological malignancy;
  • autoimmunity.

The course will also enable you to develop critical and experimental research skills relevant to the field through practical research masterclasses, a focused research proposal and a research project.

You will learn about assays and techniques employed in research and clinical laboratories to develop your technical understanding and clinical interpretation of results.

If you have an interest in this highly diverse and ever changing field and you wish to expand your knowledge at the interface of clinical and academic immunology, this master's course is ideal for you.

Aims

This course aims to give you:

  • an advanced understanding and applied knowledge in the theory and practice of clinical immunology;
  • a critical understanding of how immunological investigations are employed to develop a clinical diagnosis;
  • the necessary transferable and research skills to promote lifelong learning and career development.

Coursework and assessment

We will assess your progress using a range of formative and summative assessments. These will include multiple choice, short answer and essay questions, written or creative assignments, laboratory reports and oral presentations.

The assessments will be constructed to assess your knowledge and understanding while at the same time refining and expanding your intellectual and transferable skills.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course come away with scientific knowledge and transferable skills that are highly sought after by scientific companies within the private sector.

You will also be equipped to work in clinical laboratories or pursue a career in research by undertaking a PhD.

The specialist nature of the course would also benefit students with a medical background, including intercalating medical students, who want to enhance their knowledge of immunology for future career advancement.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£26,000.00 (US$ 31,479) per year
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, research project, administration and computational costs during your studies. All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

We require an honours degree (Upper Second minimum) or overseas equivalent in: immunology; biochemistry; physiology; pharmacology; pharmacy; medicine or other biological subject that contains an element of immunology. International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. Specifically, we require a minimum of: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and at least 6.0 in all other components; Internet-based TOEFL: 90 overall with a minimum of 24 in writing and a minimum of 22 in all other components.

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

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