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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Parkgate Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Infection and Immunity MSc provides an advanced understanding of the interactions between bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens and their hosts.

Course overview

Infectious diseases are a key aspect of world health that often get overlooked. However, with the rise in incidence of antibiotic resistance and the increasing threat of emerging pathogens, infectious diseases are now taking their place at the forefront of public health. On this course you will explore the ability of microorganisms to cause disease even in the presence of our complex immune systems. As well as pathogenic mechanisms, you will also focus on current practices and cutting-edge developments in medical interventions to combat, control, and ultimately cure, infectious disease.


You will be assessed via coursework assignments which may include case studies, literature reviews, laboratory reports, posters or oral presentations.

Job prospects

If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, upon successful completion of the MSc you may wish to continue with your education by studying for a PhD. Alternatively, you could study for medicine, physician associate studies or a PGCE. With the skills you learn in a biomedical-based MSc such as this, you could also go into a biomedical or pharmaceutical industry position, or related fields, such as medical writing or communications.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,950per year

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

University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 100 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    106 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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