Find a Degree Undergraduate Immunology with Industrial Placement (MSci) (C550)

Degree Structure

A degree in Immunology with Industrial Placement is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning and prepare you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

The Course Catalogue provides more information about the range of courses we offer. Aberdeen's curriculum can offer you further benefits to support your learning. Find out more information at The Difference.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Introduction to Medical Sciences (SM1001)
  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 (CM1020)
  • The Cell (SM1501)
  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences 2 (CM1512)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 60 credit points from courses of choice, including 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Genes and Evolution (BI2017)
  • Molecular Biology of the Gene (BI20M3)
  • Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2001)
  • Microbes, Infection and Immunity (BI25M5)
  • Research Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2501)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice, including 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Third Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Molecular Biology of the Cell (MB3006)
  • Working Out: Placement & Career Skills (BT3006)
  • Fundamentals of Immunology (IM3501)
  • Applied Immunology: Human Health (IM3502)

Optional Courses

  • Biology and Control of Infectious Diseases (ZO3810) or Mechanisms of Disease and Principles of Chemotherapy (PA3802)
  • Select a further 30 credit points from Sustained Study, Discipline Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Industrial Placement (BT5007)

Fifth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Advanced Immunology (IM4005)
  • Current Research in Immunology (IM4006)
  • Immunology Honours Research Project (IM4505)

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Major employers of Immunology graduates include the scientific civil service, pharmaceutical, food, fermentation and related biotechnology industries.

At the University of Aberdeen, we give you every opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop the professional and personal skills and attributes you will need to build a successful career. The high quality of our degrees combined with our strong focus on employability opens up a wide range of career options, which is demonstrated by our consistently low rate of unemployment (2% below the national average in 2010/11).

Industrial Placement

Degree programmes with an industrial placement offer students the opportunity to spend the fourth year of their degree in paid employment. Students find placements in industrial, commercial or research environments where they will get practical experience to complement their degree programme.

Career options with your degree

Many graduate jobs are open to students studying any subject area.

 

More information on career prospects in Immunology.

General Information

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