Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Microbiology and Immunology Integrated Masters

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Course summary

Our Microbiology and Immunology MSci will equip you with advanced knowledge and research skills in two fascinating and complementary areas of contemporary bioscience to pursue a career in academia or research. Why choose this course?

  • Enhance your employability through the development of advanced problem solving and communication skills
  • Gain substantial research skills and the experience to stand out when applying for PhD study or employment in industry
  • Develop enhanced skills in the critical evaluation of scientific literature, the design and conduct of an authentic research study and the acquisition of research funding
  • Our core laboratory programme is delivered in state-of-the-art laboratories and offers a wide range of final year research projects
  • Our innovative assessment methods enable you to replicate the type of tasks you would likely carry out during a career in the field
Emphasis on the critical evaluation of scientific literature and effective communication particularly in the fourth year of study will see you develop independent learning and enhanced research skills. Our core modules will enable you to develop the required knowledge of the underpinning themes of the programme with our optional modules offering you the flexibility to tailor the programme to your interests and career aspirations. In microbiology you will study the biology, biochemistry and physiology of viruses and microorganisms. You will examine bacteria, fungi and parasites, with a particular emphasis on host-pathogen interactions, the diseases these can cause, the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, as well as their wider application in biotechnology and their critical roles in global ecosystems. In immunology you will explore the role of the immune system in health and disease. You will study the enormous diversity of the human immune system, the importance of this in host-pathogen interactions and how such knowledge is essential in the development of new biotechnological approaches to disease treatment and prevention, such as vaccines. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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Microbiology and Immunology Integrated Masters at Keele University - UCAS