MSc Integrated Immunology
The University of Oxford is a world leader in Immunology. The MSc in Integrated Immunology is a one-year, full-time course comprising of two taught terms followed by a 14 week laboratory based research project within an University of Oxford laboratory. The first taught term focuses on the fundamental science of immunology, while the second explores the clinical and applied aspects of immunology.
The MSc in Integrated Immunology is designed to present immunology within the broader context of the basic sciences and biomedicine. Both the fundamental (basic) and clinical (applied) aspects are explored in depth and breadth, and integrated with relevant areas of other disciplines such as molecular cell biology, genetics and clinical trials, together with continuing professional development.
In the REF 2014 (see the Times Higher Education Supplement's table of excellence results), Oxford was ranked highest in the country overall in 3 UoA (Units of Assessment) that cover infection and immunity: UoA1 'Clinical Medicine', UoA 2 'Public health, Health Services and Primary Care', and UoA 4 'Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience'. This means that students will be taught by leading academics in immunology throughout the first two terms of this MSc and that they will be doing their third term research project in a top-ranked research department.
The subject matter covered under fundamental immunology fulfils in its entirety the fundamental immunology component of the JRCPTB (Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board) immunology curriculum.