Infection, Immunity and Human Disease at University of Leeds - UCAS

University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Infection, Immunity and Human Disease (Taught)

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Course summary

Understand, diagnose and combat human disease Never before has this area of study been so publicised and been so important to the modern world, this is your chance to make a real impact in the field. On this course you’ll gain an understanding of human disease through a series of specialist taught modules covering topics such as infectious and non-infectious disease, advanced immunology, medical diagnostics and treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. To complement this you will also learn about an exciting range of modern techniques and methodologies that underpin contemporary biomolecular sciences. These will include: molecular biology, structural biology, cell imaging and flow cytometry, high throughput techniques such as bioinformatics, and transgenic organisms. To help you develop and specialise, in the final part of the course you’ll receive substantial subject-specific training through an independent laboratory-based research project in an area of infection, immunity or human disease related to your course options and interests. There is currently a noticeable skills gap in the sector, your Masters programme has been specifically designed to enhance your employment prospects. If you choose to study at Leeds, you’ll join a faculty highly ranked in the UK for its research impact in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), and you’ll graduate with the solid base of scientific knowledge and specialist skills highly valued by employers.


Compulsory modules: Advanced immunology; infectious and non-infectious diseases; practical bioinformatics; medical diagnostics; bioscience research project proposal; treatment of infectious disease and cancer; research planning and scientific communication; advanced biomolecular technologies; protein engineering laboratory project; research project.

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessment methods: multiple-choice testing, practical work, data handling and problem solving exercises, group work, discussion groups (face-to-face and online), computer-based simulation, essays, posters and oral presentations.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, but relevant experience may be taken into account. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

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If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

Infection, Immunity and Human Disease at University of Leeds - UCAS