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. Throughout your degree, you'll be taught through lectures, practical sessions, lab placements, tutorials and seminars. In small group teaching classes you'll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. The biggest part of the course will be your individual research project, working alongside professional scientists. Our teaching covers ethics, practical scientific skills and an overview of the current literature. You'll also develop useful career skills such as presentation, communication and time management. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

MSc: You'll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

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

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