M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity)

Middlesex University

12 months
14800 GBP/year
9600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At the Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) MSc course at the Middlesex University you will study the transmission, epidemiology and pathogenesis of human infectious diseases, as well as the control of these diseases. You will also study biomedical ethics and law and leadership and management.


We have now seen the devastating effect that a global pandemic can have on our modern world. There is now a greater need for scientists who are able to understand both the transmission, aetiology and control of viruses, such as COVID-19, as well as be able to understand how the immune system responds to viruses.

Why study MSc Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) at Middlesex University?

This Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity) MSc course at the Middlesex University combines the two disciplines of infection and immunity and equips you with the skills necessary to work in the NHS or in the pharmaceutical industries, for example in the development of vaccines. You'll be better enabled to compete for positions in academic research in the areas of infection and immunity, an area of research that is currently being expanded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This degree is unique in that it couples Biomedical Science with Infection and Immunity, a combination which is not currently offered anywhere else in London, and will be of particular interest to applicants from a Biomedical Science background, who wish to work in the NHS, pharmaceutical industries or enter academic research. This is a great opportunity to better understand the complex and dynamic interplay between infection and immunity.

Due to the use of external lecturers recruited to the teach on the programme from the NHS, industry and academia, you will have a chance to make useful links with these potential employers.

Course Highlights

  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a research project combining both infection and immunity, which will be supervised by experts in the field
  • You will be taught by external lecturers drawn from the NHS, industry and academia, who will put all learning into the context of the job environment
  • You will be able to form links with institutions outside of Middlesex University
  • The acquisition of expertise in a range of advanced analytical and technical skills that will equip you to pursue a range of career options that require specialist technical knowledge

Career Opportunities

  • The range of roles open to graduates is vast and many have gone on to work in medical or pharmaceutical research, in primary care in surgeries and clinics, or in the community, identifying health risks, educating people about infection prevention and helping to stop the spread of disease.
  • Others have gone onto to in environmental health, investigating food poisoning outbreaks and ensuring that food and drink businesses meet health and hygiene standards. There are also opportunities in diagnostic laboratories within both the public and private sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Immunology 
  • Human Infectious Diseases 
  • Control of Infectious Disease 
  • Advanced Bioanalytical Techniques 
  • Biomedical Ethics and Law
  • Experimental Design and Statistics 
  • Leadership and Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend applying as early as possible for your chosen postgraduate course to ensure you are granted a place. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a good honours degree (2:1) or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject that incorporates microbiology.
  • Applicants with other qualifications and / or substantial work experience in biomedical science will also be considered under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme.
  • Applicants with a disability can enter the programme following assessment to determine if they can work safely in the laboratory.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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