Virology and Immunology MSc
University of Bristol
Key Course Facts
Our MSci course is ideal if you want to continue in research or to stand out when applying for a PhD.
Years one and two provide a broad background in biomedical science as well as information about viruses and the diseases they cause. You will study the immune system and how it controls infection. You will also learn about autoimmune diseases that can occur if the immune system attacks the body's own tissues rather than an infectious agent.
You will progress to review the main viral diseases of humankind in terms of their natural history, biology, molecular biology, immunology, pathogenesis and epidemiology. These include HIV, hepatitis B and C, papilloma, influenza and measles, among others. You will learn about cutting-edge issues in virology and immunology, including emerging viruses, such as the Marburg and Ebola viruses, and SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.
The additional, fourth year includes an extended research project and advanced research skills training with an emphasis on enterprise. You will plan projects, communicate with a variety of audiences, and learn to translate and commercialise research.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Virology and Immunology, MSc you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Standard offer: AAB including Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject Contextual offer: BBB including Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject or ABC including AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include: at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and at least 12 credits at Distinction from Chemistry units and at least 12 at Distinction from units in another science. Mature students are welcome to contact [email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.
Advanced Higher: AB (in any order) in Chemistry and another science/mathematics subject,
Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
DDD in Applied Science (2016 series), with Distinction in all of units 13, 14 and two of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20 or 21 or BTEC in Applied Science (any series) plus A in A-level Chemistry
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C.
European Baccalaureate offer: 80% overall, with 8.0 in Chemistry and another core science/mathematics subject
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
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Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
University of Bristol is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Tuition Fees Virology and Immunology MSc
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10750||year 1|
Average student cost of living in UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2023
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is a traditional red brick research university located in Bristol, England. This university does not have a campus that it designates as its main campus, but instead has a group of buildings in the city centre which is referred to as the “University precinct”. With six different faculties and 29 distinct schools, there is sure to be something of interest for almost any student at Bristol.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Virology & Immunology BSc (Hons)||University of Bristol||87%||3%||5%||£9250||£24700||157||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Medical and Molecular Virology PgCert||The University of Manchester||87%||3%||5%||£2500||£5500||157||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Virology and Immunology MSc||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£9250||£24700||-||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Medical Virology MPhil||The University of Manchester||87%||3%||5%||-||-||157||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity MRes||St George's, University of London||49%||0%||4%||£13750||£23500||139||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences (Immunology) BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||67%||0%||2%||£9250||£30400||173||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (Medical Immunology) PgDip||Middlesex University||-||-||-||£9200||£14000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Immunity and Infection PhD||University of Southampton||-||-||-||-||£24600||-||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer PhD||University of Southampton||-||-||-||-||-||-||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) MSc||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Microbiology and Infection MSc||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Microbiology and Immunology MSc MSc||The University of Nottingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Cancer Biology and Immunology MSc||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£9250||£24700||-||Bristol||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) MSc (PG)||Middlesex University||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Part-time|