Human and Veterinary Vaccinology, Certificate | Online (optional) | University of Oxford | Oxford, United Kingdom
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Human and Veterinary Vaccinology

5 days
1595 GBP/full
1595 GBP/full
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The Human and Veterinary Vaccinology course offered by University of Oxford is a five-day course which covers all aspects of vaccinology. The course includes contributions from world-leading experts.


What you will study

Vaccinology is a cross-disciplinary subject and the most exciting developments in vaccinology have occurred when people from diverse research, business and medical backgrounds have used their skills to collectively tackle problems in vaccine design, manufacture and distribution.

The Human and Veterinary Vaccinology course offered by University of Oxford will provide students with:

  • An overview of the field of human and veterinary vaccinology, from Edward Jenner to modern day vaccines.
  • An understanding of the immune system and immune mechanisms needed to provide protection from disease.
  • An understanding of the recent advances that have been made in the vaccine field and appreciation of the impact of molecular immunology and pathogen genomics on vaccine development.
  • An overview of the molecular methods used for the design and construction of vaccines.
  • An appreciation of the importance of pre-clinical testing and the many factors involved in the selection of animal models.
  • The ability to understand and interpret the bioassays used to measure vaccine immunogenicity and to understand how immunogenicity correlates with protection.
  • An understanding of the role of veterinary vaccines in animal heath, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health.
  • An understanding of the vaccine development pathway - from bench to market.
  • An overview of the ethical issues surrounding vaccine development and deployment.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Human and veterinary vaccinology
  • Vaccine design & structural vaccinology
  • Pre-clinical immunology
  • Preclinical efficacy testing
  • Immune defence mechanisms
  • Vaccine adjuvants
  • Antigen screening & selection processes
  • Nanoparticles and VLPs
  • RNA vaccines 
  • Immune defence mechanisms in animals
  • Protein expression vaccine technologies  
  • Vaccines against Hepatitis C
  • Foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccines
  • Nipah virus and Natural infections
  • Vaccine against African Swine Fever
  • Novel multivalent vaccines for poultry viral diseases
  • Clinical Development of a Covid vaccine in Oxford
  • One Health Vaccinology
  • Malaria  vaccines
  • Therapeutic cancer vaccines
  • HIV Vaccines 
  • Novel vaccine delivery technologies  
  • Therapeutic vaccines based on virus like particles
  • Global progress in TB Vaccine development
  • The vaccine manufacturing process
  • Vaccines in biodefence
  • The vaccine manufacturing process
  • Challenge Models in Vaccine Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days
  • Part-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our course participants will therefore reflect the diversity of the subject and be from business, academic, clinical and veterinary backgrounds. 
  • The course will be of particular interest to research scientists, programme managers, clinical trial coordinators, nurses, physicians and veterinarians. 
  • The course will be accessible to people already working in the field or to those who wish to enter the field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1595 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    1595 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1595 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • Standard course fee (in-person) - £1895
  • Standard course fee (online) - £1595

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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