The MSc programme is divided into two major parts:
October – February: 5–month taught modules (based at Hammersmith Campus)
March – September: 7–month laboratory-based research project (at any Imperial campus or in collaborating institutions, depending on the project)
Normative Study Period
1 year full-time
Full fee - £36,700
You study the three core modules below:
Principles of Immunology
The module will cover the principles of innate and adaptive immunity and therefore provide you with a solid understanding of immune players and interactions in a healthy environment. In addition, the module will provide you with an introduction to some practical laboratory and professional skills which will support your learning during the rest of the programme.
The module is a Mini-Research Project during which you will work in pairs and experience a hands-on approach to experimental work, taking ownership of your mini project. In a set scientific frame, you will define your starting scientific hypothesis, design and execute your experimental plan, analyse and critique your own data and troubleshoot some of your experiments.
Immunology in Practice
You will attend the annual British Society of Immunology (BSI) conference (or winter school) during and after which you will work in small teams to investigate and report in–depth on a chosen topic of interest. In the unlikely event of the conference or winter school not taking place, you will be provided with current Imperial research topics in Immunology to investigate in your teams.
To be considered for admission to a Master's e.g. MSc, MRes, MBA etc, applicants should have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from a Project 211 university with a final overall mark of 80% or better. Preference is given to candidates with 85% or better.
Applicants for research must also be in possession of a Master's degree with 80% or better.
6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements)
There are two application deadlines. You must complete your application by the deadline.
We will only view complete applications after each deadline. Your application should include two academic references and all other requested documents.
You can expect a decision within two weeks of the deadline you have applied for.
If you miss the deadline, we won't be able to look at your application until the next deadline.
First deadline: 31 January 2021
Second deadline: 30 April 2021