As a postgraduate in the School of Molecular Medical Sciences, you will work in an environment with a sound teaching and research base that is committed to providing cutting edge training in this field.
The programme continues to grow in stature and reputation, as it is repeatedly recognised for its excellence, relevance and innovation within the study of Immunology.
Through this course and the following modules, you will acquire the skills and advanced knowledge in Immunology and Allergy necessary to prepare you for future research tasks:
o Immunity and the Immune System
o Research Methods
o Molecular Aspects of Allergy
o Mechanisms of Autoimmunity
o Tumour Immunology
o Therapeutic Immunology
o Research Project
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
You will learn to appreciate the contribution of immunological mechanisms to a wide range of disease processes as a basis for developing new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
You will also be trained to carry out critical evaluation of published scientific papers and report and interpret the results.
You will also undertake a 60-credit research project conducted over five months in the laboratory of a member of faculty of the School. This module will enable you to experience contemporary research methods by designing a research programme and performing experiments, surveys, or other research activities aimed at solving a specific biomedical problem. Course Structure
The MSc in Immunology and Allergy is taught on a full-time basis over one year (September to late August) or part-time over two years on a day release basis.
In addition to the introductory module on Immunity and the Immune System, you will take five taught modules that will be individually assessed. These modules are worth 120 credits.
You will also be required to undertake a 60-credit research project leading to a dissertation.
Each student is allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of the course, and regular meetings are scheduled throughout the year.
Course material is delivered in a variety of ways, including lectures, practical sessions, tutorials and problem-based learning sessions.
The online MSc database provides a central point for you to access your timetable, assessment results and easy access to additional module resources provided by staff. You will be expected to work independently, and as part of a group.
The course is assessed by a variety of methods, including examinations delivered electronically (multiple choice, multiple response and extended matching questions), oral presentations, essays, poster preparation and dissertation.
The Modules studied during the Autumn Semester are assessed at the beginning of the Spring Semester and those studied in Spring are assessed at the beginning of the Summer Semester.
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