Immunology and Disease Pathogenesis

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 31 000 SEK
First payment: 31 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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We plan to start this course in the spring term of 2025.

The course Immunology and Disease Pathogenesis is suitable for you who wants to deepen your knowledge of the immune system. You will learn about the principles of immune response in various types of infections and chronic illnesses such as cancer and autoimmunity. You will also study how vaccination and drug therapy affect the immune system. Further, you will work on compiling and presenting current knowledge in the subject area.


Teaching methods include lectures, team work and essay writing. The course applies Team-Based Learning (TBL), a teaching strategy that consists of modules taught in a three-step cycle:

  • individual preparation
  • individual in-class readiness assurance testing
  • team application-focused exercise.

This course is taught in English.

Prerequisites and selection


Successfully completed the basic courses Cell Biology, BIO900, 15 credits, Molecular Genetics BIO905, 15 credits, Biological Form and Function, BIO910, 15 credits, Ecology and Evolution, BIO915, 15 credits, and Biodiversity and Systematics, BIO920, 15 credits plus Chemistry, 30 credits or other equivalent courses. In addition a completed first-cycle course in Immunology, 15 credits, is required or an equivalent course. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

This course can be included in the follwing programmes:

  • Bachelor’s programme in Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor’s programme in Biology
  • Master’s programme in Molecular Biology
  • Master’s programme in Biology.

The course can also be applied for as a stand-alone course.

The course is suitable for those who are interested in working in the field of Life Science, such as the pharmaceutical industry, hospital laboratories or the academia. An in-depth knowledge of the immune system is needed in many areas. You can, for example, work as a laboratory engineer, investigator, project manager or researcher.


The course is given on Campus Medicinareberget.

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