Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Biomedical Science

Study for a higher degree by research in our Biomedical Research Centre (BMRC). During your studies, you are trained in research methods and complete a high level research project. We encourage and support you to present your findings at national and international conferences to help launch your academic career. Build on previous academic or professional experience to develop your expertise. Benefit from the input of research-active staff. Take part in a vibrant research culture that includes training events and PhD seminars. Receive support in attending conferences, delivering papers and publishing your work.

Entry requirements

Typically you need an appropriate Master's degree or an Honours degree 2.1 or above, from a UK higher education institution or a qualification the University considers as being equivalent. Other qualifications and experience are considered on their merits. You must also complete an interview in person or by phone with the prospective director of studies, the postgraduate tutor and one other member of the BMRC academic staff and provide two satisfactory references. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. An offer of a research degree place may be made subject to a completing our pre-sessional English for academic purposes course.

Course modules

When you begin your research, we allocate you a director of studies and a supervisor. Regular meetings between you and your supervisors are scheduled, with targets set for written and oral presentation of research progress.
Research methods module
This module develops generic research skills including: critical analysis and evaluation of technical written material; information retrieval and storage; research presentation, report writing and refereeing; quantitative methods and appropriate IT skills; project planning and management; research ethics, including online epigeum training.

Assessment methods

Thesis followed by viva voce examination.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years

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