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Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology MRes course, covering all aspects of medical mycology, immunity, the molecular basis of infection, and the genomics of infectious disease.

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A unique and bespoke one-year MRes programme that provides an ideal starting point for a research or clinical career in medical mycology and fungal immunology


We welcome both clinical and non-clinical applicants


Our MRes students undertake a bespoke training programme that provides them with a broad inter-disciplinary training that is not available anywhere else in the world.  This training provides an extensive foundation of knowledge and key skills for a subsequent PhD programme or career in clinical mycology or infection biology. In addition to core skills, this structured course includes lectures in medical mycology and immunology, bioinformatics, research tutorials, and practical training in molecular mycology, analysis of virulence, and infectious disease immunology. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake a two day course at the Mycology Reference Laboratory in Bristol, to learn first-hand about the challenges and latest advances in the diagnosis of fungal infections.

During our MRes course, students will undertake a 6-month project, selecting their topic from peer-reviewed projects on fungal pathogen biology or host-pathogen interactions.  Note that MRC Centre-funded students on our MRes-PhD Programme do two 3-month projects instead.  Research projects are offered by MRC CMM PIs, which are aimed at delivering advanced practical training in both medical mycology and immunology. These unique research projects will be directly related to ongoing research in the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology and be supervised by leading experts in the field. 

The evaluation of our MRes students includes continuous assessment (essays, laboratory practicals, individual and group presentations), multiple-choice questionnaires and written exams. Research projects are evaluated by lab performance, by thesis and by oral presentation of the project findings. Graduates of this programme might expect to pursue a career in academic, clinical or commercial research.


For more information on Entry Requirements, Fees, Modules, and How to Apply, please visit:  https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/biosciences/mycology/