Middlesex University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) (Taught)

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Course summary

We have now seen the devastating effect that a global pandemic can have on our modern world. There is now a greater need for scientists who are able to understand both the transmission, aetiology and control of viruses, such as COVID-19, as well as be able to understand how the immune system responds to viruses. This master's course combines the two disciplines of infection and immunity and equips you with the skills necessary to work in the NHS or in the pharmaceutical industries, for example in the development of vaccines. You'll be better enabled to compete for positions in academic research in the areas of infection and immunity, an area of research that is currently being expanded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This degree is unique in that it couples Biomedical Science with Infection and Immunity, a combination which is not currently offered anywhere else in London, and will be of particular interest to applicants from a Biomedical Science background, who wish to work in the NHS, pharmaceutical industries or enter academic research. This is a great opportunity to better understand the complex and dynamic interplay between infection and immunity. Due to the use of external lecturers recruited to the teach on the programme from the NHS, industry and academia, you will have a chance to make useful links with these potential employers.

Modules

Immunology (30 credits) - Compulsory Human Infectious Diseases (15 credits) - Compulsory Control of Infectious Disease (15 credits) - Compulsory Advanced Bioanalytical Techniques (15 credits) - Compulsory Biomedical Ethics and Law (15 credits) - Compulsory Experimental Design and Statistics (15 credits) - Compulsory Leadership and Management (15 credits) - Compulsory Research Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

Assessment method

You will be assessed using both individual and group presentations, written assignments including laboratory reports, critical reviews and seen and unseen practical and theory examinations. Your cognitive skills are assessed by written work incorporating problem solving, report and project writing including statistical analysis, examinations, and submission of a research dissertation.


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a good honours degree (2:1) or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject that incorporates microbiology.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9600 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9600 Whole course
Scotland £9600 Whole course
Wales £9600 Whole course
EU £14800 Whole course
International £14800 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) at Middlesex University - UCAS