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Immunology, BSc/MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
Human and animal health is placed under an enormous global burden by autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The Immunology programme from University of Glasgow is the study of the body’s defence system and how it protects from, and contributes to, disease. 
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Immunology at the University of Glasgow is the oldest dedicated Honours Degree of its kind in UK: the first students graduated with this degree in 1977.

Our teaching is informed by cutting-edge research and with close links to the Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation.

The Infection & Immunity Society offers a fantastic opportunity to make friends, socialise and become a part of our scientific community.

Our Immunology Alumni Society has over 300 members, which allows you to seek advice and guidance from graduates pursuing a diverse array of careers.


Many graduates will continue to postgraduate Masters or PhD studies, or use their degree as a route into medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine. Our degree can also lead to a variety of careers in other fields of science and research, and there are many exciting opportunities in other areas, including teaching, scientific journalism, business and the civil service. 

Careers of some of our graduates include:

  • Technical Sales Manager: Thermo Fisher Scientific 
  • Junior Doctor: NHS
  • Research Scientist: Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
  • Medical Writer: Oxford Medical Writing
  • Research Bioscientist: Astra Zeneca

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Immunology MSci: 5 year degree

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You will be given a general introduction to all aspects of modern biology and encouraged to acquire general scientific skills.
  • You will be introduced to specialist subject areas according to your interests (e.g. animal biology; biomolecular sciences; human biology; infection biology). 
  • If you progress to Honours, you will attend lectures covering the whole field of immunology as well as lectures on molecular biology, statistics and data analysis. A series of practical classes will increase familiarity with many current immunological techniques.
  • In year 4 you will study key concepts of immunology in greater depth. You will undertake a supervised laboratory research project in our state-of-the-art research labs.

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.

General Requirements


  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry A-level at Grades A or B. 


  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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