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M.Sc. in Immunology

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Introduction: This masters course is designed for graduates aiming to pursue careers in academic research, medicine or the pharmaceutical industry for which a thorough grounding in immunology, immune-mediated pathogenic mechanisms and immunotherapy is required. The course is underpinned by modules in basic immunological principles and technologies. A key component is the research project to be undertaken by each student under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Admission requirements: The course is open to scientific, medical, dentistry and veterinary graduates and will accommodate students from several backgrounds who wish to progress form introductory level Immunology to advanced clinical and applied Immunology. The rate of progress and depth of the advanced modules will also suit students who may have graduated with an Immunology degree, but who wish to explore the subject in more breadth and detail before committing to a PhD. Successful applicants will hold a third level, minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1) in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, or Biochemistry. Medical graduates must have a M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., or equivalent from a recognised medical school. Veterinary graduates must have B. Vet. Sci. from a recognised veterinary school.

Applications for admission to the course are made through the online geneSIS system normally not later than 30 June of the academic year. Late applications will be considered provided places are available.

Duration: 1 year full-time

Course structure: Students take modules totalling 90 ECTS. Taught core modules of 60 ECTS and Research Project/Dissertation Module of 30 ECTS are all obligatory. Each masters student is also required to undertake a twelve week research project and submit a dissertation based on the outputs from this research project by 31st August.

Course location: Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse St., Dublin 2


Course Directors: Prof. Cliona O’Farrelly and Dr. Nigel Stevenson

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Teaching material is available on Blackboard

Last updated 9 January 2017 (Email).