University Of Glasgow Immunology

University Of Glasgow Immunology

Immunology is the study of the body’s defence (immune) system and how it protects from, and contributes to, disease.

This is one of the few programmes in the UK which offer an Honours degree focusing solely on immunology for two years (years 3 and 4).

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Immunology 2 (13A) BIOL2015

  • Academic Session: 2016-17
  • School: School of Life Sciences
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

You will identify the cells and molecules that make up the immune system, and how these act in health and disease. Specifically you will learn how the immune system protects from infection and how the immune system is stimulated by vaccines to provide protection against life-threatening diseases. You will learn how some infections such as HIV can subvert the immune response and cause disease. You will also find out how, when there is an inappropriate response, the immune system can cause disease including autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and hypersensitivity.

University Of Glasgow Immunology


Two 1-hour lectures per week (Mondays and Wednesdays at 09:00 or 13:00).

Requirements of Entry

Normally, grade D in both the Level-1 Biology courses and grade D in EITHER Chemistry-1 OR in Science Fundamentals-1X and -1Y.


The course will be assessed by means of a 90-min examination paper in the December diet (70%) and in-course assessment (30%).


The only part of the course that can be reassessed is the end of course assessment.

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.