Research project in Immunology and Immunotherapy

Course Type
Postgraduate, Module

Research project in Immunology and Immunotherapy (60 credits)

Students will carry out a detailed investigation, using laboratory techniques, of a cutting-edge research question relevant to immunology or immunotherapy. This project will involve working as part of a team within a research group, producing novel scientific data, analysing and interpreting this data, and carrying out onward experimental design. The research projects will be available across a broad range of cutting-edge immunology/immunotherapy research groups within the College of MDS. Some projects will also be available within a number of external commercial organisations, including University of Birmingham spin-out companies and biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies with an interest in immunotherapy.

During the research project students will present a poster of their work to academics and peers.

Module attendance required:

Twenty-two weeks of laboratory research.


  • Dissertation (100%):
    The research project will be submitted as a dissertation (10,000 words).

Academics involved in the delivery of this module:

Each student will choose a research group from across the College of Medical and Dental Sciences or external organisations, to act as their host laboratory, including supervision by the lead academic.