Programme Structure - MSc in Immunology and Inflammation – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure and Teaching Methods

The two-year MSc programme in Immunology and Inflammation consists of compulsory courses, elective courses and a final Master's thesis. All programme courses are taught in English.

Teaching methods and teaching staff

Teaching will revolve around a series of lectures by specialists in the topics covered by the individual modules. The specialists will include internationally acclaimed professors and leading medical specialists from the University of Copenhagen or industry.

Students will take part in journal clubs and undertake case studies for which they will read the latest literature and improve their analytical and presentational skills with regard to complex problems in the field of immunology and inflammation. They will become acquainted with the latest knowledge, methods regarding experimental disease models, diagnosis, disease monitoring, and the latest advances in treatment strategies, conventional and experimental therapies for relevant diseases.

The course modules include visits to University of Copenhagen laboratories and university hospitals, contacts with pharmaceutical companies such as Bavarian Nordic, Symphogen, H. Lundbeck and Genmab with teaching sessions, demonstrations of analyses and methods, experimental models or patient cases or both, with a view to acquainting students with concrete problem complexes and their place in general contexts.

Preliminary study plan - MSc in Immunology and Inflammation 2016

Year 1

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Advanced Basic Immunology
(15 ECTS)

Oral examination based on synopsis
The Immune Defence:
Infections and Immune Deficiencies
(7.5 ECTS)

Written 4-hour examination
Allergy, Autoimmunity and Inflammation
(15 ECTS)

Oral examination
You must e.g. choose from the following courses

Immune Therapy (7.5 ECTS)

Neuro Immunology (7.5 ECTS)

The Immune Defence and Cancer
(7.5 ECTS)

Oral examination

Year 2

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4

Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

Written paper with 75 min. oral exam (presentation and discussion)

Compulsory courses

The MSc in Immunology and Inflammation consists of a number of compulsory courses:

  • Advanced Basic Immunology (15 ECTS credits)
  • The Immune Defence: Infections and Immune Deficiencies (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • The Immune Defence and Cancer (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Allergy, Autoimmunity and Inflammation (15 ECTS credits)

Elective courses

The Master's programme in Immunology and Inflammation includes electives worth a total of 15 ECTS credits. You must e.g. choose the following courses:

  • Immune Therapy, 4-hour written examination (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Neuro Immunology, oral examination (7.5 ECTS credits)

Please note: subject to change. The courses are preliminary.

Master's thesis

You finish the MSc in Immunology and Inflammation with a Master's thesis (60 ECTS credits). In the thesis you do theoretical and experimental work and it must be executed alone.

You choose the subject  according to your own preferences within the field of immunology. Researchers at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences can offer inspiration within a wide range of thesis subjects that enables you to tailor a programme that matches your personal interests.