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Research Methods for Virology

Masters Certificate of Professional Development in Research Methods for Virology

Level 7, 10 credits

Course aims

To develop and embed a critical and rigorous approach to the research process.

Course length

The module is delivered in one calendar year.  

Course structure

The module is assessed through two pieces of coursework.


You will undertake the module through distance learning, using the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

Course content
  • Critique of scientific research
  • Referencing and the use of EndNote
  • Data handling and analysis
  • Reviewing current scientific topics
Course fees

£320 (£32 per credit)

Entry requirements

All applicants normally require a relevant BSc degree in a Biological Sciences subject with at least a lower second (2:2) award. We would also consider non-standard qualifications supported by relevant experience. 

How to apply

Please apply using the postgraduate online application form 

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Further information

Faculty Admissions Team
James Parsons Building
Byrom Street
L3 3AF

Telephone: 0151 231 2888

Dr Anne Humphreys, Programme Manager
Telephone: 0151 231 2205

Janet Jackson, Programme Administrator
Telephone: 0151 231 2524

This Continuing Professional Development programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

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