Immune Therapies

Trinity College Dublin

Immune Therapies

This 2-year part-time postgraduate degree is the only national part-time postgraduate course in the immunotherapy field, with no other programme offering an academic experience with this defined underlying theme of immune therapies and immunotherapeutics.

A rapidly developing area in the biopharmaceutical sector, therapies that target the immune system are having remarkable success in treatments for conditions including cancer, autoimmunity, metabolic disorders and neurological conditions. This growing interest is driven by the exciting clinical benefits observed in trials of next generation DNA/RNA vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, checkpoint inhibitors, cell-based ‘living drugs’, and viral vectors.

Taught modules cover basic, advanced, clinical and cancer immunology, immunotherapeutics, computational immunology, biostatistics, and entrepreneurship.

Subjects taught

P.Grad.Cert students take four modules: Fundamental Immunology: Immunopathology & Immunotherapeutic Targets; Advanced Immunotechnologies; Cancer Immunology & Cancer Immunotherapeutics.

P.Grad.Dip. students take all the above as well as a further four modules: Autoimmune Disease & Immunotherapeutics; Immunotherapeutic Related Computation and Communication; Inflammatory & Infectious Disease Immunotherapeutics and Innovation & Creativity in Healthcare.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants should have a 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or above) in any bioengineering, veterinary or biology-related subject, or be medically qualified (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. or equivalent) from a recognised medical school.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2024


2 years part-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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Career Opportunities
The presence in Ireland of some of the world’s largest biopharma companies, all of which have interests in the area of immune therapies, is generating significant demand for graduates with relevant knowledge and industry-relevant skillsets.

Graduates of this course would be suited to work in the pharmaceutical industry in roles such as medical science liaison, medical information, market access, medical communications, therapeutic area specialists or clinical or basic research, to name but a few. This course also provides an excellent opportunity for scientists who wish to upskill to continue and advance to high level jobs in the Irish biopharma industry or continue in further biomedical-related research.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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