UCL Infection and Immunity MSc - Find out more

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This MSc Infection and Immunity emphasises data interpretation, critical analysis of current literature and culminates in a full-time research project. You will learn the language and concepts of infection and immunity, from basic science to translational clinical research, from our world-class investigators. This course is excellent preparation for a research career.

UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences

UCL is acknowledged as a world leader, and you’ll benefit from our excellence in teaching and research, outstanding facilities, and the superior career prospects for our students. We were named University of the Year 2024 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide). We carry out pioneering studies into cancer, COVID-19, surgery and genetics - our research directly benefits patients. With the expertise from within the faculty and across UCL, we work to solve the toughest healthcare challenges.

About this degree

  • The programme provides insight into state-of-the-art infection and immunity research, current issues in the biology of infectious agents, the pathogenesis, prevention and control of infectious diseases, and immunity and immune dysfunction.
  • You will learn from UCL scientists' research and receive training in the art of research by carrying out a full-time research project in a UCL laboratory.
  • Some taught content on the MSc Infection and Immunity is shared with UCL undergraduate programmes. If you are a UCL student or graduate and have already taken any of the modules included in the MSc, please contact the Programme Administrator before applying to discuss whether alternative modules are available.

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Who this course is for

This programme is suitable for anyone interested in any aspect of infection or immunity, particularly those who wish to pursue a career in basic or clinical research.


The programme produces graduates who are equipped to embark on research careers. Immersion in the superb research and teaching environment provided by UCL Division of Infection & Immunity gives our graduates a unique understanding of how cutting-edge infection and immunity research is carried out.

Opportunities for networking with UCL senior investigators with international reputations and their worldwide collaborators can provide the inside track for career development. Graduates are well placed to move onto PhD programmes, research positions in diverse biomedical fields, clinical research positions, further training, and positions in associated professions.

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How To Apply

If you have any questions please contact the course team.

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