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Immunology of Infectious Diseases

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
27050 GBP/year
12650 GBP/year
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The Immunology of Infectious Diseases programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine combines theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through comprehensive teaching and research methods.

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  • 91% overall student satisfaction - Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2019-20

Students will gain specialised skills in applying scientific concepts, evaluating scientific data and carrying out modern immunological techniques. Students will benefit from the unique mix of immunology, vaccinology, molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and clinical medicine at the School.

Infectious diseases represent an increasingly important cause of human morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Vaccine development is thus of great importance in terms of global health. 

In parallel with this growth, there has been a dramatic increase in studies to identify the innate, humoral or cellular immunological mechanisms which confer immunity to pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. As a result, increasing numbers of scientists, clinicians and veterinarians wish to develop their knowledge and skills in these areas.

The flexible nature of the Immunology of Infectious Diseases programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine allows students to focus on attaining a broader understanding of infectious disease through attending taught units. 

Students can also undertake an extended research project within groups led by experienced team leaders. Such projects can involve basic investigations of immune mechanisms or applied field based studies.


Graduates from this programme go into research positions in academia and industry, and further training such as PhD study. 

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Director
  • Education Officer
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Junior Immunologist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Medical Copy Writer
  • Pharmacist

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Immunology of Infectious Diseases
  • Analysis & Design of Research Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Advanced Training in Molecular Biology
  • Basic Parasitology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications still open, with any available places offered on a first-come, first-served basis based on the date of complete application.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following:

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.

Any student who does not meet the minimum entry requirement above but who has relevant professional experience may still be eligible for admission. Qualifications and experience will be assessed from the application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27050 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • Home: £6,325
  • Overseas: £13,525


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