Trinity College Dublin


The Immunology programme aims to provide students with a well-balanced and integrated theoretical and practical knowledge of Immunology, and to highlight the progress and intellectual challenges in this discipline. This course includes the study of immunological processes and mechanisms, how they contribute to disease and how they might be manipulated therapeutically. By focusing on the molecules, cells, organs, and genes of the immune system, their interaction and how they are activated and regulated, students will develop a deep understanding of the pathological processes underpinning immune mediated disease and how they might be controlled. From a practical perspective, the course involves in-depth instruction in modern methodologies used in immunology / biomedical research, including the fundamentals of molecular and cellular biology. Students will also be trained in experimental design, data handling and basic research skills.

The course is underpinned by modules in basic immunological principles and technologies. A key component is the research project to be undertaken by each student under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Is This Course For Me?
The course is open to scientific, medical, dentistry, and veterinary graduates and will accommodate students from several backgrounds who wish to progress from introductory level Immunology to advanced clinical and applied Immunology. The rate of progress and depth of the advanced modules will also suit students who may have graduated with an Immunology degree, but wish to explore the subject in more detail before committing to Ph.D. research.

Subjects taught

The following modules are mandatory, and make up the taught components of the course: Basic Immunology; Immunological Technologies; Communicating Science and Critical Analysis; Immunogenetics; Microbe Detection and Evasion; Clinical Immunology; Parasite Immunology; Tumour Immunology; Global Infectious Diseases; Immunotherapeutics and Product Development. In addition, students will undertake a research project, conducted in one of the Immunology groups located within or affiliated to The School of Biochemistry and Immunology and will be required to submit a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to hold at least upper second-class Honours degree (2.1) or higher in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Biochemistry or a related subject.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2024


1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course have pursued careers in academic research, medicine and the pharmaceutical industry for which a thorough grounding in immunology, immune-mediated pathogenic mechanisms and immunotherapy is required.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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