University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease

Whole genome sequencing has opened up a new era of studies into the molecular and cellular basis of human disease. This unique research-led masters course provides training to future scientists in the production and use of animal models for basic research into disease mechanisms and for therapeutic studies. The new molecular genetic and cellular approaches to understand human disease and disease processes in model systems are well established in our department, with some of the world's foremost research in these areas being conducted in Sheffield. As the research base broadens and industry begins to adopt new technologies, the demand for this type of specialist training is strong across the healthcare industry and academia. As a graduate, you will gain high-level employment opportunities.

Course modules

Core modules Literature Review; Practical Research Project; Analysis of Current Science; Ethics and Public Understanding. Examples of optional modules Integrated Mammalian Biology; Practical Cell Biology; Practical Developmental Genetics; Cancer Biology; Modelling Human Diseases; Epithelia in Health and Disease.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 21,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 11,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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