Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate taught degrees differ from postgraduate research degrees due to the set amount of contact time with the provider of the course, in the form of laboratory-based experiments, seminars, tutorials and lectures. Taught programmes lead to the award of postgraduate diplomas, certificates, and master's degrees. These degrees normally last for one full academic year in full time study.

Master's degree courses provide integrated programmes of taught elements followed by a research project carried out under the supervision of academic staff. Projects range from laboratory-based research, sometimes in other countries or in industry, to work-related professional development for clinicians and psychologists.

Several courses offer flexible study routes via part-time and distance learning options and all significantly enhance the career prospects of students. Taught postgraduate courses leading to Diploma and Master's qualifications are available.

The quality of our postgraduate teaching has been judged by the Government’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) to be among the best in the country. All departments assessed by the QAA since March 1998 have been rated as excellent, a record which just one other university has been able to match. The University prides itself not only on the range of its programmes but also on its ability to offer courses in a flexible way which students appreciate.

Please see below for all of our postgraduate taught courses:

Molecular and Medical Biosciences



Disease , Infection and Inflammation



Health Sciences



Postgraduate Research available in the College

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University of Leicester
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