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Infectious diseases and immune disorders have a huge impact on the health and the economy of society. The emergence of old and new pathogens, such as bird flu, MRSA, TB and HIV, illustrate why research is important. This unique programme meets the demands of young scientists and clinicians in this field. What and how will I learn? The programme provides students with research into infection and immunity and how it translates into the patient clinic, offering the latest developments in molecular diagnosis, therapeutics and patient management. Students gain a grounding in the research methods and techniques used to study infectious disease and the immunology of the host. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core courses (60 credits), four optional courses (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, part-time two years and flexible study 2-5 years.) is offered. Core Modules Laboratory Introduction to Basic Bacteriology Molecular Virology Frontiers in Inflammation and Immunity Basic Epidemiology and Basic Sciences in STIs. Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project in the areas of Tropical Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Immunology which culminates in a 6,000-8,000 word dissertation. Options Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease Tropical Microbiology Infection and Immunodeficiency in Children Frontiers in Therapeutics: From Lab to Clinic Molecular Virology HIV Research: Frontiers to Clinic Molecular and Immunological Basis of Disease Biofilms in Health and Disease Molecular Methods in Microbiology Introduction and Principles of Medical Mycology Experimental Design and Research Methods in Medical Microbiology The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, database mining, journal articles, wet-lab based experiments and self-directed learning. The last three months of the programme is spent on a laboratory or bioinformatics research project. Assessment is through coursework, unseen written examination, project reports, oral presentation and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Infection and Immunity MSc introduces exciting new themes that reflect the research and clinical excellence within UCL s Division of Infection and Immunity and affiliated institutes, and students benefit from the expertise of first-class teaching staff and industry speakers in this field. The last three months is spent on a practical research project that can be undertaken in the UK or abroad. Strong links exist in several African countries where placements can be made, such as the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre at Tumaini University in Moshi, Tanzania. Your future career First destinations of recent graduates of the department include: University of Oxford: Clinical Research Fellow PPD: Clinical Research Assistant Swansea University: Clinical Senior Lecturer UCL: Research Fellow UCB Celtic: Characterisation Scientist Envision Pharma: Medical Writer Entry Requirements Applicants must hold a minimum of a second-class Bachelor s degree in biomedical or life science from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? This programme is particularly suitable for scientists or clinicians who wish to train in the field of infection and immunity. It offers a varied diet of courses and a specialist research project that leads to a specialism in clinical microbiology, tropical microbiology, virology or immunology. Funding Medical Research Council Studentships may be available for this programme. RAE Rating Division of Infection and Immunity 80% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (int

Infectious diseases and immune disorders have a huge impact on the health and the economy of society. The emergence of old and new pathogens, such as bird flu, MRSA, TB and HIV, illustrate why research is important. This unique programme meets the demands of young scientists and clinicians in this field. What and how will I learn? The programme provides students with research into infection and...

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Applicants must hold a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in biomedical or life science from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Applicants must hold a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in biomedical or life science from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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