Molecular Pathology

Develop your knowledge and skills in Molecular Pathology

The IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice Distance Learning course in Molecular Pathology is delivered in partnership with the Ulster University. 

It provides a theoretical introduction to molecular pathology and its application and is intended to support those who are already trained and experienced in a specific biomedical science discipline but who wish or need to extend their knowledge and understanding as the new molecular techniques are integrated into their work.

Further information

CEP Molecular Pathology course dates

The course dates for 2020 are:

Applications for 2020 open W/C 5 August 2019
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019
Log-in details available First week of January 2020
Introductory Module 6 January
Module 1 17 January
Module 2 31 January
Module 3 14 February
One week break 28 February
Deadline for submission of first assessment piece 5 March
Module 4 6 March
Module 5 20 March
Module 6 3 April
Finish 17 April
Examination 7 May
Exam Result Notification 28 May
Examination (Re-sits) 4 June
Deadline for submission of second assessment piece   5 June
Results Released 30 June
Certificates Sent Out W/C 6 July

You will be awarded an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in Molecular Pathology on successful completion of the course.

CEP Molecular Pathology how to apply

You will need to submit to the IBMS Examinations Team:

You can also submit a copy of your application and payment by post to Examinations, IBMS, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL.


On the application form you are requested to briefly describe why you are applying to undertake the qualification. Your application will not be accepted or rejected based on what is stated instead this information is being requested simply to enable us to understand your level of experience and the motivation for applying.

Please note that places are limited to 60 candidates and that candidates will only be allowed to undertake one of the four distance learning courses at a time.


CEP Molecular Pathology deferrals, withdrawals and mitigating circumstances

If you wish to defer, withdraw or highlight any mitigating circumstances please contact as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice Molecular Pathology please contact