Introduction to Immunology

Course Type
Module, Undergraduate

Introduction to Immunology (10 credits)

The module presents a coherent overview of the major tissue, cellular and molecular components of both the innate and adaptive immune system, and their role in the induction of immune responses and as effector mechanisms that resolve infection. Abnormal immune responses are also covered, with reference to human disease. This learning will be enhanced with a few face-to-face lectures followed by an extensive series of small group teaching sessions to provide further tuition and clarification of understanding.

Module attendance required:

Two-week series of lectures and small group tutorials


100% in course assessment

Academics involved in the delivery of this module: 

 Dr Nick Jones and Dr William Jenkinson  (Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy) and a number of post-doctoral researchers from across the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy.

Standard offer

International Requirements

Alternative offers through our Pathways to Birmingham programmes and our Contextual Offer scheme

Students who are eligible and successfully complete a Pathways to Birmingham programme will receive special consideration from admissions tutors and an alternative offer (typically two grades below the standard offer). In addition, our Contextual Offer Scheme recognises the potential of students whose personal circumstances may have restricted achievement in school or college. If you are eligible to benefit from the contextual offer scheme, you will receive an offer which is one grade lower than the standard offer.

International Students

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.