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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Medical Science (Infection, Immunity and Inflammation) is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £60 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Applicants should submit an application, by the closing date, via the online Applicant Portal.

This course is part of a scheme within the Graduate School of Life Sciences which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single £60 application fee. A list of other eligible courses and further information can be found here

How to apply

Applicants should complete the University's on-line application form, by the closing date, via the on-line Application Portal.

Applicants from overseas, who need to apply for extra funding to cover the gap between home and overseas fees, should apply via the on-line Application Portal by the deadline for the funding applications as noted on the Graduate Admissions web site.

Selection Process

Applications are considered as part of a gathered field. The closing date for applications is 4 January 2019. Applicants who have been shortlisted for interview will be notified approximately two weeks after the closing date. Interviews will be held in late January 2019.

Applicants from overseas may need to apply for extra funding to cover the gap between home and overseas fees. In this case, applications should be made online via the Applicant Portal by the relevant funding application deadline or by 4 January 2019, whichever date is earlier.  

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Covering letter
    Please upload a covering letter describing your scientific interests and detailing any previous lab experience, including what you enjoyed about it.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information

1+3 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Research in the first instance

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 3, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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