King's College London

Course Introduction

The division uses a range of techniques from molecular genetics and biochemistry to clinical trial design to better understand the dynamic interplay between host defence mechanisms and viral and microbial determinants; students examine what fails when host defence mechanisms mistakenly target uninfected tissues, causing autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, and ask how such mechanisms respond to tumours; 1 major focus is on a refined understanding of the function and turnover of monocytes, and another on the characterisation of a novel lymphoid stress'surveillance response; students examine how immune responses are themselves regulated, so as not to cause inflammatory disease, and then ask whether such immunoregulation can limit transplant rejection; they actively consider practical approaches to enhancing host responses to pathogens and to limiting autoimmunity, and we contribute to clinical trials novel approaches to measuring disease course and treatment outcome.

Course Additional Entry

2.1 Honours degree (or above) in an appropriate subject; or an overseas equivalent. A 2.2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's of Science degree with merit or above.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £19,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £19,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees