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Immunology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This M.Sc. in Immunology includes study of immunological processes and mechanism, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically.

Overview

 By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune mediated disease and how they might be controlled.

From a practical perspective the course involves in-depth instruction in modern methodologies used in immunology/biomedical research, including the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology. Students will also be trained in experimental design, data handling and basic research skills. The masters course aims to provide students with a well-balanced and integrated theoretical and practical knowledge of Immunology, and to highlight the progress and intellectual challenges in this discipline.

The following modules are mandatory, and make up the taught component of the course: Basic Immunology; Immunological Technologies; Communicating Science/Critical Analysis: How to read and evaluate scientific literature; Computational and Comparative Immunology; Genes and Immunity; Pathogen Detection and Evasion; Clinical Immunology: Immuno-technologies and diagnostics tests; Parasite Immunology; Tumour Immunology; Global Infectious Diseases; Immuno-therapeutics and product development.

In addition, students will be required to submit a dissertation based on a research project conducted in one of the Immunology groups located within or affiliated to The School of Biochemistry and Immunology.

Accreditation

Trinity College Dublin is recognized internationally as Ireland's premier university and is ranked in 61st position in the top 100 world universities by the QS World University Rankings 2013. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013, Trinity is ranked 129th in the top 200 world universities.

Programme Structure

This M.Sc. in Immunology includes study of immunological processes and mechanism, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically. By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune mediated disease and how they might be controlled. From a practical perspective the course involves in-depth instruction in modern methodologies used in immunology/biomedical research, including the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants will normally be required to hold at least Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) or higher in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry or a related subject.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial assistance while at College

Since its foundation in 1592, Trinity College has sought to assist students of limited means. There are a number of scholarships, awards and bursaries which you may be able to apply for during your time in College. Details of these bursaries or awards can be found under Financial Assistance in the College Calendar.

Foundation scholarship

Students in the Senior Freshman (second) year may compete for a foundation scholarship. Up to seventy foundation scholars are elected annually on the basis of performance in the scholarship examination, which is usually held in the week before the start of the second term. Foundation scholars are entitled to certain privileges, which include having their course fees paid by the College (non-EU students pay EU fees), Commons (evening meal) free and an entitlement to College rooms free of charge during the academic year. Foundation scholarships are normally held for a term of five years.

Sport scholarships

Sports Scholarships are awarded to sportsmen and sportswomen of national/international standard who come to study and compete for Trinity. The Scholarships provide the following benefits:

  • Financial grant
  • Physiological Assessment/Fitness Testing and follow up training
  • Workshops to include Nutrition, Psychology etc.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties you can also apply to the Student Assistance Fund. All students may apply, including first year students. Applicants complete a form and supply evidence of means in order to be assessed for the fund.

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