Infection and Immunity

Master of Science (MSc) in Infection and Immunity

Get the latest and most in-depth knowledge of the workings of infectious disease and immuno-deficiencies. Translate between basic science and clinical medicine, and go on to a top research career.

Learn how to do first-rate research that is based on close interactions between scientists and clinicians. Work intensively in basic and advanced immunology, virology, gastro enterology and microbiology, and extensively on clinical and population-based research. Learn the art of effective collaboration within and between research groups.

Erasmus University and Erasmus MC are highly regarded in Holland and internationally, and this new programme is on the cutting edge of the field. Delve into a range of topics in immunology, virology and microbiology, clinical pharmacology, the epidemiology of infectious diseases, animal models, and bio-safety. Present your thesis at a symposium, and pursue career options in academia, with research institutions or in the farmaceutical industry.

Why study a Research Master in Infection and Immunity in Rotterdam?

  • intensive training in fundamental and advanced immunology, virology, gastro enterology and microbiology;
  • extensive training in clinical and population-based research;
  • training in advanced research techniques;
  • a challenge to become a translational investigator in the field of infection and immune diseases.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to become translation scientists capable of contributing to the further development  of research in infection and immune diseases in a university medical centre or research institute, or in the farmaceutical industry.

Education objectives

Research Master thesis. In-depth knowledge of, and experience in, translational research.

Target audience

The Erasmus University Rotterdam master programme Infection & Immunity is ideal for students who want to build a career in the field of hostmicrobe interaction and autoimmunity. This programme targets top students with a bachelor degree in medicine, nanobiology, biology or related studies who want to become part of a new generation of researchers.

Admission criteria

An assessment may be required for any of the programmes at Erasmus University. This depends on the course you wish to sign up for and on the file that you send us as part of your application.  A file should contain your academic background and relevant test-scores, such as GMAT and/or TOEFL/IELTS, a letter of motivation and letters of reference.