With diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria killing millions of people every year and recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika, there is a pressing need for accelerating research into infectious disease.  This specialist pathway will equip you with critical understanding of infection, immunity and the cellular and molecular processes involved. 

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  One year, full time

UK and EU/EEA application deadline: 18 August 2017

Non-EU (international) application deadline: 18 August 2017

  Study location: St George’s, University of London

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases.  Edward Jenner, “The Father of Immunology” who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox was based at St George’s.  More recently, our research includes a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work, A Master of Research in Biomedical Science - Infection and Immunity will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD. 

You can look forward to working directly alongside high calibre researchers who are leading and respected experts in their fields.  Pioneers like Professor Steve Goodbourn, whose groundbreaking work at St George’s Institute for Infection and Immunity has identified strategies used by viruses to counteract Interferons, a critical first line of defence against viral infection. You will learn numerous, valuable transferable skills including; critical appraisal, problem solving, research techniques, utilising large data, numeracy and presenting skills.


  • Excellent Image Resource and Biomedical Research facilities to gain strong research knowledge and skills
  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Expertise in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research within the University and St George’s Hospital

 Tuition Fees*

2017 entry

UK and EU: £10,815

Non-EU (international): £22,000

*Fees are reviewed annually

Funding your study

Students may be eligible for:
  • One of our generous scholarships, find out more at Scholarships
  • A Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • A Career Development Loan, for more information visit gov.uk
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more



Last Updated: Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:47