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Clinical Immunology (MSc)

Take our master’s course to gain theoretical and practical insights into immunology, preparing you for further research or a career in the field.

Clinical Immunology Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Our MSc in Clinical Immunology offers the opportunity to get to grips with the principles and mechanisms of the immune system and immune responses.

You will be taught by researchers at the forefront of immunology and gain insights from clinical leaders in the field while learning alongside students from a range of backgrounds.

Our Clinical Immunology master's course will develop your knowledge of specialist areas such as immune deficiency and autoimmunity, as well as your research and data analysis skills.

You will be able to use the knowledge and skills you gain in an immunology-related career in the public or private sector, or you can pursue further research in the field.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc 1 Year, PGDip 8 months
Entry requirements

Our course is suitable if you are a graduate in immunology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine or other biological subject that contains an element of immunology.

An honours degree (Upper Second minimum) or overseas equivalent is required for direct entry to the course.

Flexibility on entry requirements will be considered for candidates with proven appropriate professional experience. Under these circumstances, you will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to initially enrol on the diploma (PGDip) track.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
10 places available
Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
How to apply

We recommend you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment as places can fill quickly.

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully.


Your application form must have the following documents:

  • Two academic references on letter headed paper, signed and dated within 6 months of your application. Unfortunately we cannot request references from your referees on your behalf ;
  • Official degree certificates (with translations if not in English) if you have already graduated;
  • Official university transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • Personal statement of approximately 300-500 words indicating how your background equips you to complete the programme and your goals on successful achievement of the degree;
  • Curriculum vitae including details of relevant professional/voluntary experience;
  • A scanned copy of the photograph page of your passport if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK;
  • If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Supporting documents can be uploaded and submitted with the online application form, or can be sent directly to . Your application cannot be considered until all your supporting documents are supplied.

You must include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

Our MSc in Clinical Immunology provides a unique opportunity for you to gain insights into a specialist area of laboratory medicine from clinical leaders in the field, in addition to academic teaching from researchers at the forefront of immunology.

You will gain a fundamental understanding of the principles and mechanisms of the immune system and immune responses in the context of infection, malignancy and immunological disorders.

Six course units span the field of Clinical Immunology, with teaching being delivered on both campus and hospital sites by more than 40 individual contributors. Within each unit you will learn about assays and techniques employed in the clinical laboratory that will develop and enhance your understanding and clinical interpretation of results. The course's content covers:

  • basic and advanced immunology;
  • immune deficiency;
  • hypersensitivity;
  • haematological malignancy;
  • autoimmunity.

For part-time students, these units are delivered in 2 week blocks and are spread across the 2 years, allowing students to work alongside their studies.

In addition to the taught component, you will develop critical and experimental research skills relevant to the field through a focused literature review, research masterclasses (practical sessions) and a research project.

You will learn alongside students from a range of backgrounds who are studying on aligned courses. This diversity of educational and professional input from both speakers and students provides a fantastic opportunity for enhanced collaborative learning and networking.

If you have an interest in this highly diverse and ever changing field, and you wish to expand your knowledge at the interface of clinical and academic immunology, this master's is ideal for you.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,600
    International students (per annum): £17,200

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.