What is immunology?
Immunology is the study of the immune system and is a very important branch of the medical and biological sciences. It involves studying how the body defends itself against disease. It helps us understand how the immune system is tricked into attacking its own tissue, leading to diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or allergy.
Why study immunology?
Immunology is a very exciting and broad area of the biomedical sciences. Immunologists are employed in a varied range of organisations across different areas in science and medicine from the NHS, pharmaceutical/biotech industries to universities.
As an immunology graduate, you could be involved in the development of drugs, food processing, protecting the environment, fighting disease or even slowing down the ageing process.
Why study immunology at Strathclyde?
The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is an award-winning academic institution - the only to have won Times Higher Education University of the Year award twice!
Our graduates find jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotech and agrochemical industries, hospitals and public service laboratories, environmental centres, analytical and forensic science labs, universities, the scientific civil service and teaching at all levels.
Many students also continue on to postgraduate studies and research.
The transferable skills you gain from this course will not only prepare you for a career in science but also in areas such as finance, management, marketing, sales, business and media.
For both my Honours and Masters, I thoroughly enjoyed the practical lab-based work. It was an exciting and hands-on way of forwarding my knowledge.