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Immunology and Inflammatory Disease MSc/PgDip/PgCert

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The contribution of inflammation and immune dysfunction to a wide range of diseases, from arthritis to cancer to obesity is becoming increasingly clear.

The aim of this programme is to provide students with a holistic understanding of the science underlying the body’s Immune System (Immunology) and how the immune system causes Inflammatory Diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease. Many graduates from this programme pursue a career in biomedical sciences often via PhD research, satisfying the demand for qualified research personnel in inflammatory disease research.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Receive training, advanced lectures and tutorials in modern cellular and molecular immunology by globally recognised experts.
  • Opportunities are available to work with scientists, clinicians and pharmaceutical industry scientists on research and drug discovery to driving improvements in patient care in areas of critical international importance.
  • Attend the UK Congress of Immunology.
  • Help to identify new pathways by which inflammation can promote diseases and ultimately create better medicines for patients at the GLAZgo Discovery Unit, a unique facility established between the Respiratory, Inflammation, Autoimmunity Medicines Unit at AstraZeneca and the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation.
  • Be part of finding new approaches that predict which treatment works best in Rheumatoid Arthritis through the Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre which recruits local patients to test new and existing drugs.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The programme provides an ideal grounding for progression to further research studies in immunology, inflammation and infectious diseases, or for a career in pharmaceutical/bioscience industries.

Our graduates have gone on to take up careers/routes in the following:

  • PhD study
  • pharmaceutical industry research and development
  • research technologist
  • graduate research assistant
  • healthcare scientist
  • scientific publishing
  • scientific management.

Tuition fees

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£ 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

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    195 85%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    63rd

    37

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