Immunity, Infection and Chronic Disease at University of Leicester - UCAS

Course summary

This is for you if... you want to apply your knowledge of biological sciences to studying the molecular and cellular basis of infections and the immune response, particularly if you want to pursue research at postgraduate level. 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 the World Health Organisation and by the United Nations in its Millennium Development Goals. 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 Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. Of great value to potential employers, the course also gives you experience of research in a six-month research project.

Assessment method

Assessment is a mix of formal exams and coursework including essays, practical reports, presentations and other written tasks.

Entry requirements

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. If your first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Immunity, Infection and Chronic Disease at University of Leicester - UCAS