Entry requirements

Entrants should have a minimum 2:2 degree in Biosciences e.g. Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences etc. Professional experience, publications, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account. Candidates may be interviewed by the Programme Leader. Industry experience: Please refer to the Admissions Hub. In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent. Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree in a relevant biological science will be considered on their individual merits in relation to the programme. All applicants must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person such as their employer or line manager. An intake of students is recruited in August every year. International students: Please note: as this is a distance learning programme, the usual rules in terms of UK Visas and restriction to full time study do not apply to MSc Virology. To discuss the programme please contact Dr Anne Humphreys at A.M.Humphreys@ljmu.ac.uk or call 0151 231 2205.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Entrants should have a minimum 2:2 degree in Biosciences e.g. Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences etc.

Professional experience, publications, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account. Candidates may be interviewed by the Programme Leader.

Industry experience: Please refer to the Admissions Hub.

In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.

Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree in a relevant biological science will be considered on their individual merits in relation to the programme.

All applicants must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person such as their employer or line manager.

An intake of students is recruited in August every year.

International students: Please note: as this is a distance learning programme, the usual rules in terms of UK Visas and restriction to full time study do not apply to MSc Virology.

To discuss the programme please contact Dr Anne Humphreys at A.M.Humphreys@ljmu.ac.uk or call 0151 231 2205.

With learning material developed by practicing virologists working at the forefront of UK diagnostic virology, the online curriculum for this course is regularly updated to reflect the dynamic nature of the subject.

All learning materials are delivered by Blackboard, LJMU’s Virtual Learning Environment. You will also have access to an extensive database of e-journals and e-books to extend your reading.

The programme has good IT support and you can communicate with fellow students via Blackboard discussion boards, ensuring a sense of community which is often lacking from distance learning courses.

As a UK home student or an international student you will be allocated a tutor, usually a practicing virologist, who will provide support principally by email and there will also be some online tutorial sessions.


The role of the tutor is at the heart of the MSc Virology programme. Your tutor will give general advice about assignments and answering exam questions and point you in the direction of recent publications.
You will also receive support from the programme manager, module leaders and programme administrator and will be appointed a specialist supervisor for your final year project/dissertation.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Science for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at or telephone 0151 231 2888

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24-60 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment70

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090