Immunity and Infection PhD/MD/MSc by Research

We have a large community of academic, research and support staff and postgraduate students, and an annual turnover of approximately £11 million support for research. Our research is grouped into the following four themes: Immune Regulation; Inflammation and Inflammatory Disease; Stem Cell Biology and Gene Regulation; and Bacterial Infections, Pathogenesis and Antibiotic Resistance.

We have a large community of academic, research and support staff and postgraduate students, and an annual turnover of approximately £11 million support for research.

Our research is themed as follows:

  • Immune Regulation
  • Inflammation and Inflammatory Disease
  • Stem Cell Biology and Gene Regulation
  • Bacterial Infections, Pathogenesis and Antibiotic Resistance 
     

Fees and funding

Standard fees apply, although bench fees are levied for research degrees according to the nature of the project.
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Scholarships and studentships
Funding is available from major sponsors including MRC, BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust and local endowments. For postgraduate studentships in Immunity and Infection, please contact the School directly. For general scholarship enquiries email sfo@contacts.bham.ac.uk

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

Entry requirements

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International students
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements

Standard English language requirements apply.

How to apply

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Before submitting an application to the University, you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research in order that you can indicate this in your application. There will be a delay in processing your application if this information is not provided. You can view the research interests of our staff, and search for an opportunity via our Doctoral Researchers search engine.

Following graduation, Postgraduate Researchers in the College MDS gain employment in a variety of areas though with a majority continuing in research, mostly in Academia but also in the Health,  Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology sectors.  Others pursue careers in Education, Publishing, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Innovation, Business, and more besides.

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