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Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity MRes

St George's, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    St George's, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, the ‘father of immunology’ who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox, was based at St George’s. More recently, our research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV in low and middle-income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work. It will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

You can look forward to working directly alongside high-calibre researchers who are leading and respected experts in their fields. You will also learn numerous, valuable transferable skills including; critical appraisal, problem-solving, research techniques, utilising large data, numeracy, and presenting skills.

Studying

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods, such as lectures, course-specific seminars and small group sessions. You will also participate in self-directed study and wider reading, as well as individual and group practical sessions.

St George’s is the only university in the country to give you the opportunity to undertake a nine month research project in this topic. This will give you time to immerse yourself in detailed research, generating high quality data that could be impactful enough for publication. It’s incredibly valuable work and has led to many exciting discoveries and important breakthroughs.

You will have the freedom to choose from a wide-ranging list of projects, and to work in a vibrant research environment with world-renowned researchers. You will also work with their research teams, PhD students and post-doctoral scientists to gain insight and experience over the course of your project.

At St George’s, you will benefit from working as part of a small, close-knit team. Students, clinicians and researchers work happily and effectively together. St George’s is more a small community than a large anonymous institution, with all the advantages that brings for personal input and development.

Career

If you want to pursue a career in biomedical research - whether in academia, industry or government - this course will open up a world of opportunities. Many St George’s graduates have gone on to work in a variety of exciting and fulfilling careers in the biotech industry.

The course is highly effective in accelerating your development within your general healthcare career. The depth and quality of the academic research that you will undertake on your nine month project will also put you in a good position to apply for a PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

St George's, University of London

  • University League Table

    59th

  • Campus address

    St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Wandsworth, SW17 0RE, England

A specialist institution focused on the teaching of healthcare and science subjects.
A network of supportive healthcare professionals and students.
A unique campus shared with London’s largest teaching hospital, gives students access to clinical experience on site.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 103 10

    30th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    145 64%

    37th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.49 70%

    100th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%

    15th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    23rd

    2

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