Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Biology of Health and Disease

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

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a minimum 2.2 honours degree in a relevant discipline, such as Biology, Zoology and Animal Biology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, or Microbiology equivalent professional qualifications and experience - candidates will be interviewed by members of the programme team. Additional Information IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component) Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) If you have any specific queries, please contact

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Research Project (60 credits) Research Methods and Statistics (20 credits) Omics in Health and Disease (20 credits) Current Topics in Physiology and Metabolism (20 credits) Parasites, Pathogens and Infection (20 credits) Food Security, Nutrition and Health (20 credits) Neuro-Endocrinology (20 credits)

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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