Immunology and Inflammatory Disease, Master | University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Immunology and Inflammatory Disease

12 months
25980 GBP/year
10560 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Immunology and Inflammatory Disease programme at the University of Glasgow 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.


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.
  • The ARUK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (in collaboration with Birmingham and Newcastle Universities), aims to find out more about the causes of rheumatoid arthritis.

Career prospects

The Immunology and Inflammatory Disease programme at the University of Glasgow 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Immunology and Inflammatory Disease: Basic, Translational and Clinical
  • Research Skills for Immunology and Infection Biology
  • Designing a Research Project: Biomedical Research Methodology
  • Animal Models of Disease
  • Diagnostic Technologies and Devices
  • Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have at least a Second-class Honours degree or equivalent in biomedical science or a relevant subject.
  • Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • You are required to provide two references and a full degree transcript with your application.

Tuition Fee

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    25980 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25980 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10560 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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