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MSc Chronic Disease and Immunity

University Of Leicester

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Program Overview

The MSc in Chronic Disease and Immunity is designed for students aspiring to careers in health care, clinical management of complex chronic diseases or are keen to learn about the complex interplay between inflammation and immunology.

 

This course will build on your excellent foundational knowledge of biology, physiology and biochemistry to provide insight into the inflammatory and immunological mechanisms underlying many of the most important causes of suffering today, including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular inflammatory conditions and other comorbidities. It provides a research-focused degree programme which is comprised of both classroom and laboratory-based learning.

 

This MSc can be used to build clinical experience or as a preparation for a follow-on PhD. During the course, you will be taught by internationally recognised clinicians who provide world-class patient care within the National Health Service.

 

The University of Leicester has an exceptionally strong commitment to serving international scholars who will be welcomed into a diverse and vibrant student community. Completion of MSc in Chronic disease and immunity will result in the award of a Masters Degree or as an interim/exit award, a Postgraduate Certificate in Chronic Disease and Immunity.

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  Location

LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 21,750

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IELTS: 6.5

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Modules

  • Theory and Techniques in Chronic Disease and Immunity
  • Immunity and Inflammation
  • MSc Laboratory Research Project


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Project
At the end of the first semester you will start your MSc Laboratory Research Project, to be undertaken from January until July in the second semester under the supervision of a member of staff. Your project write-up will be submitted as a dissertation and forms a major part of the final degree mark. It may be possible to undertake a project in the Universities of Nantes or Rennes in France as part of an Erasmus Exchange Scheme.

 

Recent projects by Chronic Disease and Immunity MSc students have included:

 

  • Procoagulant signalling in platelets via the tyrosine kinase receptor FcγRIIa
  • Regulation of the SNAT2 (slc38a2) amino acid transporter by L-Glutamine in a rat model of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Wnt-5A signalling and fibrosis in asthma
  • Role of properdin in LPS-mediated tolerance of macrophages
  • The role(s) of HTRA1, a novel serine peptidase involved in the activation of the complement system, in the pathophysiology of inflammatory disease
  • Understanding the mechanisms of airway constriction by allergen exposure using the precision lung cut slices ex vivo model


Some MSc projects have contributed to publications in respected journals, for example:

 

  • Abbasian N, Burton JO, Herbert KE, Tregunna B-E, Brown JR, Ghaderi-Najafabadi M, Brunskill NJ, Goodall AH, Bevington A. Hyperphosphatemia, Phosphoprotein Phosphatases, and Microparticle Release in Vascular Endothelial Cells, J Am Soc Nephrol 26: 2015. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014070642


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

  • 2:2 degree in a biological science (e.g. Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or Immunology)
  • Or a BTEC with experience in a field related to chronic disease and immunity, such as a health service or biopharmaceutical laboratory
  • Or a medical or veterinary degree, provided that the course included significant elements of molecular biology, and immunology


English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

 

International Qualifications
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UK Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • £8,250

 

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

International Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • £21,750

 

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

International students who study at the University of Leicester may be eligible for a Graduate Visa which grants permission to stay in the UK for at least 2 years after successful completion of their course.


The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide a training that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting their postgraduate research students from around the world.

 

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