48 months
Duration
18800 GBP/year
5360 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Immunology at University of Essex covers a wide spectrum of biology from genes to ecosystems, and this broad-based structure provides opportunities for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects.

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Overview

We offer supervision in all areas of staff expertise in immunology, which includes projects involving understanding a variety of cell-membrane receptors in infection and immunity. For example, investigating how gram-negative bacteria infect cells, how macrophages respond to bacteria and what leads to ‘septic shock syndrome' and multiple organ failure. Our projects also look at the relationship between the maternal immune system during pregnancy and its influence in embryonic development and fetal tolerance.

Future after the Immunology at University of Essex

Many of our postgraduates continue their scientific research by taking up postdoctoral positions in the UK and overseas. Others have embarked on careers in biomedical laboratories and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, both in research and development. We support your career development by a mentoring scheme and employability events.

Programme Structure

Structure:

  • A research degree doesn't have a taught structure, giving you the chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth and reach a profound understanding. In communicating that understanding, through a thesis or other means, you have a rare opportunity to generate knowledge.

  • A research degree allows you to develop new high-level skills, enhance your professional development and build new networks. It can open doors to many careers.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good Masters degree or equivalent, in a related subject. A well developed research proposal is also essential.
  • If you don't have a Masters, our four year integrated PhD, allows you to spend your first year studying at Masters level in order to develop the necessary knowledge and skills and to start your independent research in year two. This option is not available to all programmes, please contact us for more information.
  • You may be required to attend and interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5360 GBP per year during 48 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £2,680
  • International fee: £9400

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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