This course has many distinctive features, such as our emphasis on group study and problem- directed learning. There is also a strong focus on developing the core skills you will need for further career progression, such as the ability to understand and interpret research data, presentational skills and experimental design skills.
This course is ideal if you are a scientist from either a clinical or non-clinical background, and you want to improve your employment prospects by extending your expertise in the field of modern immunology, or if you want to acquire relevant research training for a PhD.
For most of your modules we will give you approximately 30 hours of teaching through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and presentations. We will expect you to undertake 270 hours of self-directed learning for each module.
For your Research Project module, you will have contact with a research project supervisor, and we will expect you undertake 600 hours of work, which includes time spent in the laboratory.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams for two of your modules, but the Research Skills and Immune disorders and infection modules are assessed entirely through coursework and your Research Project will be assessed through a dissertation.
Coursework contributes approximately 77% and examinations approximately 23% to your final mark.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the choice of modules offered at the time.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.