Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that studies the function of the immune system. It's offered as a major across several of our undergraduate science degrees. The immunology major provides in-depth study of immunology, pathology and microbiology. It'll prepare you to unlock better treatments and prevention strategies for immune-related illnesses. This major is particularly beneficial for students who want to pursue a career in the health sciences. You'll learn how immunological investigations are employed to establish a clinical diagnosis and evaluate the impact of recent advances in clinical immunology including systems immunology, big data analysis, immunotherapy and immunodiagnostics.
The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute that's dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. It specialises in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities to build a safer, healthier world for everyone. Our researchers and staff at the Kirby Institute are world leaders in their fields and possess a range of knowledge, skills and experience to assist you with your research. As a postgraduate research student at the Kirby Institute, you'll benefit from our large network of academics and professionals, our global reputation and our state-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities.
You could pursue a career as a medical scientist, medical technician or clinical coder.
You can study immunology in the following undergraduate degrees:
Please note that while immunology is offered as a major in the above science degrees, it's delivered by the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine & Health.
Gain research experience and enhance your career prospects with an honours degree. These programs are designed to connect your undergraduate study with supervised independent research. An honours degree also provides a pathway into further study, such as a Masters by Research or PhD. You can take honours as a standalone degree or as part of an embedded honours program.
Embedded honours program
Standalone honours program