You will be trained in lab techniques and will develop your proficiency in experimental design. These skills will then be put into practice in the lab-based research project which comprises two-thirds of the credits for your course.
The lecture programme, some of which is shared between our various postgraduate lab-based courses, will develop your specialist knowledge and allow you to increase your understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of your speciality.
During the taught phase of the course, structured lab practicals are run alongside tutorials, seminars and employability sessions. Some of your practicals will be generic to all MSc students in our School of Biological Sciences. You will have specialist immunology practicals covering techniques relevant to your research project.
Assessment is a mix of formal exams and coursework including essays, practical reports, presentations and other written tasks.