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Infectious Disease, Autoimmunity and Immunotherapies iBSc

UCAS code: Not applicable. Apply direct to King's.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
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Infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer represent a significant burden to global health. These diseases kill millions of people every year and, as demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, have the potential to severely impact society and devastate economies. Our intercalated Infectious Disease, Autoimmunity & Immunotherapies BSc explores how viruses and other pathogens cause disease. You will learn how an effective immune response protects us from infectious diseases and cancer, and what happens when the immune system goes wrong. Please note the below application deadlines: - 26 January 2022 (King's applicants) - 2 March 2022 (External applicants)

Key benefits

  • One-year programme leading to an intercalated BSc.
  • Opportunities to select a laboratory-based research path (‘Bench’ Stream) or an applied entrepreneurship path (‘Bedside’ Stream).
  • Teaching by experts in the field.

This one-year intercalated BSc offers a unique opportunity to learn about scientific research, innovation and medical entrepreneurship. The course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of key molecular, cellular and tissue disease processes as well as skills in understanding and evaluating biomedical research. You will develop insight into, and critical analysis of, scientific literature and research. During this course you will also: - Explore how viruses and other pathogens cause disease, how an effective immune response protects us from infectious diseases and cancer and what happens when the immune system goes wrong. - Learn how vaccines, antimicrobial drugs and immunotherapies are used to treat infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer. - Understand how vaccines and antimicrobial drugs are discovered and the pipeline from pre-clinical testing through to clinical trials. - Have the opportunity to choose a laboratory-based research path (‘Bench’ Stream) working with internationally renowned scientists or an applied entrepreneurship path (‘Bedside’ Stream) taking the Clinical Entrepreneurship module offered by King’s Business School and Entrepreneurship Institute alongside the Faculty of Life Science and Medicine.

Base campus

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory work (for students studying the ‘Bench’ Stream). The course also requires a significant element of self-study.

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.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of  work. 

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Project reports
  • Portfolios
  • Presentations
  • Exams

This course will use several different types of assessments. These could include a research paper presentation, essay-based examination, library project report, written business plan and a business idea pitch to industry experts, reflective portfolio, laboratory-based practical and dissertation.

Students studying the laboratory project as part of the ‘Bench’ Stream will complete a project in a research lab for one term. Students studying the ‘Bedside’ Stream will complete a library project.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. This is a one-year course. You will take modules totaling 120 credits. In Semester 1, all students will choose taught modules totalling 60 credits. In Semester 2, students will choose either a 45-credit laboratory project module (‘Bench’ Stream) or a 15-credit library project module (‘Bedside’ Stream).

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

This intercalated BSc programme will prepare medical students to understand how a variety of infectious and autoimmune diseases as well as cancer can be treated or prevented using antimicrobial drugs, vaccines and immunotherapies. Knowledge of infection and the immune response to it is required for many medical specialties and this programme will prepare students for career paths specialising in infection (infectious diseases, medical microbiology, medical virology, tropical medicine), allergy, immunology, sexual health and general practice. 

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Funding

This one-year intercalated BSc offers a unique opportunity to learn about scientific research, innovation and medical entrepreneurship. The course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of key molecular, cellular and tissue disease processes as well as skills in understanding and evaluating biomedical research. You will develop insight into, and critical analysis of, scientific literature and research. During this course you will also: - Explore how viruses and other pathogens cause disease, how an effective immune response protects us from infectious diseases and cancer and what happens when the immune system goes wrong. - Learn how vaccines, antimicrobial drugs and immunotherapies are used to treat infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer. - Understand how vaccines and antimicrobial drugs are discovered and the pipeline from pre-clinical testing through to clinical trials. - Have the opportunity to choose a laboratory-based research path (‘Bench’ Stream) working with internationally renowned scientists or an applied entrepreneurship path (‘Bedside’ Stream) taking the Clinical Entrepreneurship module offered by King’s Business School and Entrepreneurship Institute alongside the Faculty of Life Science and Medicine.

Base campus

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Entry requirements for MBBS students

King’s students must have passed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

 

Entry requirements for Dental students

BDS students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 or 4 if applicable.

 

Entry requirements for Veterinary students

Veterinary students are required to pass year 2 at the first attempt and year 3 if applicable.

 

For further information please see the Intercalated webpage.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory work (for students studying the ‘Bench’ Stream). The course also requires a significant element of self-study.

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.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of  work. 

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Project reports
  • Portfolios
  • Presentations
  • Exams

This course will use several different types of assessments. These could include a research paper presentation, essay-based examination, library project report, written business plan and a business idea pitch to industry experts, reflective portfolio, laboratory-based practical and dissertation.

Students studying the laboratory project as part of the ‘Bench’ Stream will complete a project in a research lab for one term. Students studying the ‘Bedside’ Stream will complete a library project.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. This is a one-year course. You will take modules totaling 120 credits. In Semester 1, all students will choose taught modules totalling 60 credits. In Semester 2, students will choose either a 45-credit laboratory project module (‘Bench’ Stream) or a 15-credit library project module (‘Bedside’ Stream).

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

This intercalated BSc programme will prepare medical students to understand how a variety of infectious and autoimmune diseases as well as cancer can be treated or prevented using antimicrobial drugs, vaccines and immunotherapies. Knowledge of infection and the immune response to it is required for many medical specialties and this programme will prepare students for career paths specialising in infection (infectious diseases, medical microbiology, medical virology, tropical medicine), allergy, immunology, sexual health and general practice. 

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £29,460 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
One year
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
King's Apply

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