Infection and Immunity MSc
University of Liverpool
Key Course Facts
Never before has this area of study been so publicised, with the importance of infection and its control so visible during the coronavirus pandemic, which has highlighted the need for scientists who can contribute to infectious disease research from an understanding of epidemiology, to public health measures and how the immune system responds to viruses and vaccines.
Our MSc programme will develop your understanding and skills within infectious disease, immunology, therapeutics and vaccines that connects with world class infection-related research and interfaces with clinical and global health issues.
You will be taught by internationally-renowned infection and health scientists and clinicians in practice, to provide in-depth scientific knowledge and you will receive training for research that can be applied to academic, commercial and healthcare settings. In addition, you will learn digital, programming and informatic skills that are of increasing importance for research and many employers.
Career prospects Past graduates of the School of Life Sciences have continued their academic careers as research assistants or pursued further study leading to a PhD. Graduates have also developed careers in conservation or qualified to immediately go into industries. There is a demand currently for graduates with specialisations in science or computing to enter the teaching profession. Commercial sectors such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agriculture industries will be possible employers of graduates, especially with the anticipated increases in the use of next-generation sequencing and the corresponding data analysis that will be required.
The programme has a framework to enable you to improve skills in communication, statistics and critical evaluation in the context of infectious disease and immunology research. You will also develop skills in bioinformatics that are increasingly sought in many careers and education settings as well as leadership roles.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Normally, at least a 2.1 Honours degree in a Biological Sciences subject or equivalent. Candidates must have a scientific background acceptable to the Programme Director. Candidates from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate an ability of English Language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.
Tuition Fees Infection and Immunity MSc
|England UK||£11300||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£11300||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the 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.
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About University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is a government funded university found in the city of Liverpool, England. It is one of the universities that founded the Russell Group, the N8 Group which is a partnership of the eight most research-intensive universities in Northern England. The majority of the university’s activities take place in a single urban campus just a five minute’s walk from Liverpool City Centre.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) with Placement BSc (Hons)||Brunel University||61%||4%||7%||£9250||£19280||130||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Infection and Immunity BSc (Hons)||University College London||73%||0%||0%||£9250||£28500||176||London||On campus Full-time|
|Immunology and Pharmacology BSc (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||77%||10%||10%||£9250||£21150||227||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Immunology and Microbiology BSc (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||100%||0%||5%||£9250||£21150||213||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Immunology MSc||University of Strathclyde||84%||0%||0%||£9250||£21150||213||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity MRes||St George's, University of London||57%||4%||5%||£13750||£23500||141||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) BSc (Hons)||Brunel University||61%||4%||7%||£9250||£19280||130||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Immunology BSc (Hons)||University of Glasgow||100%||0%||0%||£27750||£84080||219||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Clinical Immunology MSc||The University of Manchester||61%||0%||0%||£12000||£26000||153||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Biochemistry and Immunology BSc (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||84%||0%||0%||£9250||£21150||205||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|