Offered by Liverpool John Moores University, this online distance learning Masters-level course in Virology is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
•Complete this Masters degree part time, via distance learning, in three to five years •Considered the country’s only online distance learning MSc in Virology, this programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science •Follow the course from anywhere in the world and work as you study part time over three years •Enjoy a supportive learning environment and personal tutor system •Qualify for Chartered Scientist (CSci) status (other criteria apply)
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.
Am I eligible?Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.
Value of Scholarship(s)
These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for undergraduate courses, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.If you are an alumnus of LJMU you are entitled to a 20% fee reduction on our postgraduate programmes.
LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.
Entrants should hold a relevant Biosciences degree (e.g. Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences etc.) of classification 2:2 or higher.Professional experience, publications, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account, and the candidate may be interviewed by the Programme Leader.Industry experience: Please refer to Admissions HubIn addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent
Recipient: Liverpool John Moores University
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