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Immunology

  • Course Type: Undergraduate
  • CAO Course Code: TR071
  • Min Entry Points for 2013: 505* points
  • Duration: 4 Year(s) Full Time
  • Award: B.A.
  • Course Options:

    Students who wish to study Immunology apply to the Science degree (TR071) and may select Immunology as their specialist area for the 3rd and 4th years.

    Junior Freshman (first year) prerequisites: Chemistry CH1101 and Chemistry CH1102. Also, Mathematics or Mathematical methods. Recommended: Biology 1101

    Senior Freshman (second year) prerequisite: Biology BY2201, BY2203, BY2205 and BY2208.

    For details of the first two years of the Science course, including entry requirements, see TR071: Science (common entry).

  • How to apply: See how to apply

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What is Immunology?

Immunology is one of the fastest and most exciting growth areas of biological science and involves studying the molecules and cells of the body that are involved in recognising and fighting infection and disease. Research in immunology has helped in the development of new vaccines and new therapies for diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease and there is increasing interest in immunotherapies for cancer. Trinity has a worldwide reputation for excellence in immunology research and it is a recognised strategic strength of Trinity. As there is also significant interest in immunology from the pharmaceutical sector, it is anticipated that there will be a high demand for skilled graduates into the future.

What will you study?

In the Junior Sophister (third) year you will share many of your courses with students of molecular medicine and biochemistry, particularly in the areas of cell and molecular biology.

Immunology topics covered include:

  • Core concepts in immunology
  • Cells and molecules of the immune system
  • Infectious diseases and vaccines
  • Autoimmunity, allergies and cancer

Additional topics include:

  • Protein science
  • Gene regulation
  • Membrane biology
  • Microbiology and virology

In the Senior Sophister (fourth) year you will carry out a research project within one of the department’s active immunology research groups and also cover specialist topics in immunology.

Study abroad

The School participates in an Erasmus scheme which offers the opportunity for students to spend their third year studying in a university in the United Kingdom, France or Germany.

Career opportunities

Given the exciting developments in immunology, graduates of this course will be ideally suited to continue studying at postgraduate level and subsequently take up a career in industrial, medical or academic research. Some graduates will work in hospital and commercial laboratories. Previous graduates have also gone on to study medicine or pharmacy, and even crossed over into areas such as teaching, information systems, accountancy, and management.

Further information

www.tcd.ie/Biochemistry

Tel: +353 1 896 1608

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