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Immunotherapeutics (M.Sc./ P.Grad.Dip (exit only))

1 year full-time ; 10 places

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Course Director

Professor Cliona O’Farrelly


Course Description

The School of Biochemistry & Immunology is at the forefront of immunological research worldwide. In a recently published analysis by Clarivate Analytics, three Trinity immunology academics are in the top 1% of researchers worldwide based on number of citations. The new M.Sc. in Immunotherapeutics is an innovative and multidisciplinary postgraduate degree aimed at science, medical and engineering graduates and employees of the pharmaceutical/biotech sector, who wish to develop industry-relevant skills in immunotherapeutic development, regulatory affairs and innovation/business development.
•    Students will have the opportunity to study the role of the immune system in cancer, autoimmunity, infection and neurodegeneration and how cutting-edge immunotherapies are revolutionising the treatment of life-threatening and debilitating diseases.
•    Exciting technologies,  which are currently under development or already in the clinic such as DNA/RNA vaccination, antibody therapies, stem cell therapies, CAR T-cell therapy, and immune-checkpoint blockade and their successes and application to disease will be studied.
•    Further skills in business development, innovation, entrepreneurship and communication with be provided in the Trinity Business School and practical, hands-on training in the area of bioprocessing will be provided by the National Institute for Bioprocessing, Research and Training (NIBRT) at their state-of-the-art bioprocessing facility that replicates modern industrial infrastructure.
•    A unique element of the M.Sc. will be a 6-month placement in relevant industry.

The following modules are mandatory and comprise the taught components of the course: Fundamental Immunology, Advanced Technologies, Immunotherapeutics, Innovation and Drug Development, Entrepreneurial Action, Research in Action, Bioinformatics and Statistics.          

The M.Sc. is a full-time course that will take place over one year and comprises 60 credits of taught modules and a 30 credit project and dissertation. More information and course fees can be at found at


Course Details


1 year full-time

Number of Places


Course Coordinator

Assistant Professor Jerrard Hayes

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

16th August 2019

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Course Director

Professor Cliona O’Farrelly