Chronic Disease and Immunity (MSc)

Postgraduate Science at Leicester the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
GBP 8190 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 20825 per year

All study options

About Chronic Disease and Immunity at Postgraduate Science at Leicester

The World Health Organisation Global Burden of Disease Study has shown that non-communicable chronic disease accounts for about 60% of deaths globally. Major contributors include cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease. Inflammation is the central driving force in much of this burden of chronic degenerative disease. Non-communicable inflammatory diseases affect nearly all organ systems of the body including the skin, endocrine glands, gut, lungs, kidneys, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system. Accordingly, there is high demand worldwide for well-qualified researchers in immunity who understand the molecular and cellular basis of inflammation.

This Postgraduate Degree integrates cutting-edge research in molecular and cellular biology and in immunology to demonstrate:

  • The fundamental processes of inflammation
  • The molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease progression that are driven by inflammation

You will develop your knowledge of the molecular and cellular processes of inflammation. In addition to laboratory practicals and teaching by researchers and clinicians from the University's College of Life Sciences, you will complete a six month laboratory-based research placement.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8190 per yearInternational course feesGBP 20825 per year

Entry requirements

2:2 degree in a biological science (e.g. Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or Immunology)

Or a BTEC with experience in a field related to chronic disease and immunity, such as a health service or biopharmaceutical laboratory

Or a medical or veterinary degree, provided that the course included significant elements of molecular biology, and immunology

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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