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Immunology is an interesting, complex and dynamic subject, the applications of which have changed society.  The discoveries and inventions of immunologists have led to worldwide successes in vaccination, immunotherapy, transplantation and immunodiagnostics. Students on this course study the fundamental, applied and clinical aspects of immunology in depth and breadth.   

Our part-time online course is aimed at bioscience or medical graduates who wish to study the exciting subject of immunology at a world-class institution, but who are not able to relocate to Oxford to study full-time in-person.  We particularly welcome exceptional candidates from underprivileged, challenging or unconventional backgrounds, those residing in low- and middle-income countries, and those with caring or professional responsibilities.  Students will study on a paced, guided course but at a time that suits them best.     

The specific aims of the course are:

To provide for students:

  • a contemporary and in-depth education in fundamental, applied and clinical immunology via an engaging and easy-to-navigate online virtual learning environment 
  • exposure to academic and clinical immunologists, cutting-edge research and new thinking in immunology
  • high-quality training and supervision in desk-based research methods that can be applied to immunology and related biosciences in the future
  • training and development in key academic, scientific and transferrable skills

To develop graduates who are able to:

  • respond to complex questions and challenges in immunology using their comprehensive, systematic understanding of the field and their analytical and research skills to reach reasoned conclusions
  • demonstrate independence and initiative in tackling problems and in conducting professional tasks in immunology, including by communicating clearly with general and field-specialist audiences 
  • continue to learn and develop independently as professionals and evidence-based thinkers

This is a part-time online MSc course studied over two-years.  If you are interested in studying this program full-time and in-person over one year, please click here for further information.