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Field of Study

Immunology

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Immunology is the study of the immune system, and cells and biological pathways of the immune system, in health and disease.

The immune system acts as a danger-sensing system, and responds to infection, injury and/or perturbed physiology in a coordinated fashion to return homeostasis.

Consequently, many human diseases including autoimmune diseases, cancer, infectious diseases and metabolic diseases involve dysregulated immune function.

Studies in the field of immunology have delivered many major biomedical breakthroughs including vaccines, therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancers.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Immunologist
  • Cancer researcher
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Research academic

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study