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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Explore the molecular, cellular, physiological and ecological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of health and development of disease in plants, animals and humans.

  • Develop your knowledge using cutting-edge technologies, research and student-led learning methods
  • Benefit from strong practical teaching and assessment methods and prepare for a career in research or health-related fields
  • Learn from research-active staff who are experts in their field
  • Experience the study of health and disease in a holistic biological context
  • Conduct a research project covering the full ‘research arc’ from study conception to dissemination

The programme explores health and disease in a broad biological context, from molecular mechanisms to the eco-epidemiology of infections, or the biology of food security. This approach will equip you with knowledge of a range of disciplines while a strong practical focus on relevant techniques and real-life scenarios will provide key transferable skills for you to produce and present scientific data effectively.

The Biology of Health and Disease goes beyond the traditional view of symptoms-treatment. A wide diversity of organisms, from plant to invertebrates to mammals and humans, are key components of the programme.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Your progress will be assessed through a variety of methods, including practical reports, posters, exams, presentations, blogs and podcasts.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 100 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    135 61%

    35th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    87th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    44th

    17

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