Immunology & Global Health

This Masters is targeted at biological and health science graduates who are interested in the major challenges in health and development today and who wish to broaden their understanding of immunology, its importance in global health and the factors that impact on immunological intervention strategies in health and disease.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
An honours BSc degree (grade 2.2 or above) in the biological or health related sciences. Candidates with other qualifications and suitable employment experience will be considered. Early application advisable. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHD50 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

The MSc is a gateway to further study for a PhD degree or a career in research. Students completing this course will be advantaged in securing prized postgraduate research positions with leading research groups. Students from bioscience backgrounds completing the course will be well placed for securing positions in governmental or nongovernmental organisations responsible for implementing health policy.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr Sinead Miggin
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6480

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include clinical and advanced immunology, geography of health and healthcare, bioethics, pharmaceuticals and clinical trial and diseases of poverty.


Biology/Institute of Immunology
Sustained funding success over fifteen years has meant that Biology & Immunology at Maynooth, with 18 research laboratories, is one of the best equipped and resourced biological research units in Ireland. Among its main research strengths are immunology and microbiology. Research focuses on preclinical models of human disease, new approaches to tackle inflammatory conditions and the application of cell therapies, especially for lung diseases. This involves partnerships with multinational biopharmaceutical companies, emerging Irish enterprises, NGOs and charities.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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