Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity at St George's, University of London - UCAS

St George's, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: St George’s, University of London

Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity (Taught)

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Course summary

St George’s has enjoyed an outstanding track record of research and innovation in infectious disease ever since the ‘father of vaccinology’ Edward Jenner, based here, created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox). More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, HIV in low and middle-income countries and Covid-19. In 2020, the global pandemic highlighted the profound and lasting impact that a devastating infectious disease can have on the human population. Research to understand how diseases like Covid-19 are contracted and spread, and what drugs and vaccines are useful in treating or preventing them, is vital to reduce suffering and try to control or eradicate the disease. This MRes in Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) provides you with research training in fundamental aspects of bacterial and viral pathogenesis, with an emphasis on molecular approaches to understanding infection.


On the Infection and Immunity pathway you will be taught the essentials of conducting high quality research through a range of core modules, and will gain a detailed knowledge of infection and immunity before undertaking your research project. The MRes is made up of 180 credits. All modules are compulsory, and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to conduct high quality research. Core modules Research methods Statistics Research project planning and management Research project Specialist module – Infection and Immunity

How to apply

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application. If you are invited for an interview you will be asked to write a short paper (no more than half a page) on a subject associated with biomedical research. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply.

English language requirements

Please find extensive information about our English language requirements on our website.

English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £15000* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £15000* Whole course
EU £26000* Whole course
England £15000* Whole course
Northern Ireland £15000* Whole course
Scotland £15000* Whole course
Wales £15000* Whole course
International £26000* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

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Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity at St George's, University of London - UCAS