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Immunology and Infection Research

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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28000 GBP/year
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About

The Immunology and Infection Research programme offered by The University of Edinburgh has a proud tradition here at the School of Biological Sciences.

Overview

Our leadership in infectious disease research has emerged alongside the School’s strength in population biology and quantitative genetics. Our close association with biologists in these areas can be a valuable asset to your work.

Our institute has more than 20 research group leaders, including seven professors. While genetics is a core discipline, our work extends over molecular and cell biology, immunology, evolutionary biology and epidemiology.

Training and support

Specialised training from Immunology and Infection Research programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is available for those working with animals, pathogens, genetically manipulated organisms, and radioactive substances as well as in the use of flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. A programme of transferable skills courses facilitates broader professional development.

Within the Institute students attend seminars and the weekly Immunology Journal Club. Students also attend city-wide meetings of the Edinburgh Immunology Group which includes a student-only discussion with external invited speakers.

Supervisors are an important source of support for our PhD students. You can identify potential supervisors from the School of Biological Sciences website and discuss your PhD proposal with them.

Programme Structure

Themes

  • In fundamental immunology, we look at how B and T lymphocytes interact and develop in response to antigen challenge, and how responses are initiated by dendritic cells and dampened by regulatory cells.
  • Helminth, allergy and wound repair models are used to understand immune responses in both practical and evolutionary terms.
  • Immune regulation of disease projects aims to design immunological interventions to ameliorate pathology or to enhance host immunity, in conjunction with new vaccines against parasites and therapies for autoimmunity.
  • Work on molecular biology and genetics of parasites focuses on the identification of vaccine candidates and virulence factors in malaria parasites, the cell biology of trypanosomes and proteomics and transcriptomics of helminth worm parasites.
  • In molecular microbiology, we look at how microRNAs regulate immune signalling and how pathogens manipulate these processes.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
  •  You should have some research experience and be able to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the field you propose to study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Home: Home fees have still to be agreed

Part-time fees

  • International/EU: £14,000

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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