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Immunology - Biological and Biomedical Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Immunology is the study of the immune system. The immune system has evolved to protect our bodies against infection and cancer and involves the co-ordinated activities of specialised cells, molecules and genes to orchestrate an immune response.
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Immunology is one of the most rapidly growing research areas in biology and has been shown to have a fundamental role in almost all disease states. 

Understanding how the immune system works has led to the development of new therapeutics, e.g. antibodies, for the specific treatment of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, we can now harness the immune system such that it can help to fight against infection and cancer. Many pharmaceutical companies have substantial immunology programmes.

Immunology: The course for you?

If you want to understand how the immune system works, how its failures lead to disease and how we can use our knowledge to design new therapies for infection, cancer and a range of other diseases, this is the course for you. Trinity is not only the leading centre for immunology in Ireland but it is recognised around the world for its high level of research excellence. 

Graduating with an Immunology degree puts students in an excellent and competitive position for their future career. Immunology is a dynamic and rapidly expanding subject and this degree provides excellent training from world class researchers and lecturers to enable students to successfully pursue a career in immunology.

Graduate skills and career opportunities

Graduates follow a range of different career pathways. Many of our students are recruited into PhD. positions either here or abroad in order to pursue a research based career in the university, medical (hospital based research), or industrial sectors. Some of these are specifically within the area of immunology but other students diversify and use their immunology to branch into other areas. Some graduates go straight into lab based positions as immunologists and these can be in academic, hospital or industrial laboratories, e.g. Pfizer. 

Other students decide to use their scientific background for non-lab based careers, e.g. science communication and journalism, or science outreach. Some graduates have gone into research support positions, while others have gone on to get a business qualification or law qualification to enable them to be competitive in a business/commercial setting.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First And Second Years

The first two years are part of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TR060). Students intending to take Immunology as their final degree take a range of approved modules in biology, chemistry, mathematics as well as approved modules in other disciplines.

Third Year

Modules cover Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Genetics with a strong emphasis on practical skills. There is also a mini-review and a data handling project.

Fourth YearModules cover advanced topics in immunology and a final year Capstone project that takes place in a research laboratory in TBSI.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

The minimum matriculation requirements refer to the basic standard of application you must meet to be considered. Anything less than this will be unsuccessful outright - however meeting the matriculation requirements does not guarantee admission.

The standard matriculation requirements are pass grades in English, Mathematics, a language other than English, and a full set of valid subjects for your examination system.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26199 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26199 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4332 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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