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Immunology MSc



Immunology enables students to gain an understanding of the structure and functioning of the immune system at the cell, molecular and genetic level, and its relation to health and disease. Ideal for scientists from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds as preparation for undertaking a PhD or other scientific research, as well as improving employment prospects.

Key benefits

  • Includes a six month research-based laboratory project.

  • Attendance at national residential immunology conference included.

  • Benefits from the input of over 45 lecturers that come from King's, other colleges of the University of London and further afield.

  • Three scholarships available.

  • Based in a central London location.

Key information

Application status Closed

Duration One year FT, September to September.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake up to 30 FT.

Course leaders

Dr Helen Collins, Programme Director

 Ms Anna Westlund, Programme Administrator

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine



Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

A second class UK honours degree in a biological science or a degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine or other relevant subject, or an overseas equivalent.

Application procedure

Your application will be assessed by two academics. We normally interview all suitable home applicants in person, or by phone. We aim to process all applications within eight weeks. Therefore, early applications are recommended to maximise your chances of selection. You are encouraged to attend our open days which usually take place in December and June.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please give title and details of any laboratory-based projects you have undertaken, and cite any courses relevant to immunology you have completed if not mentioned elsewhere on the application form.

Application closing date

Applications for 2016 entry are now closed.


Course detail


Distinctive features of the course include the emphasis on group study and problem-directed learning and developing core skills required for further career progression, such as the ability to read and understand research data, presentational skills and experimental design skills.

This programme will give you an understanding of the structure and functioning of the immune system at the cell, molecular and genetic level and its relation to health and disease.

Course purpose

Suitable for scientists from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds wishing to improve their employment prospects by extending their expertise in the field of modern immunology, and those wishing to acquire relevant research training to undertake a PhD. 

Further literature

Course format and assessment

Laboratory-based research project; lectures; small group tutorials; compulsory group study workshops in core transferable and technical skills, attendance at national immunology conference. Assessment approximately 30 per cent coursework, 70 per cent examination for taught modules and project report, research proposal and seminar presentation used for assessment of experimental project.



Career prospects

Many MSc Immunology graduates go on to research positions in either a university or research institute as PhD students or graduate research assistants. Others have gone into careers in hospital laboratories as clinical scientists or obtained positions in the pharmaceutical industry.



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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£22,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU


Part time tuition Fees - Overseas


*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 - Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.




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