University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Sensory Neuroscience

Our department is home to a world-renowned sensory neuroscience research group. Their projects provide the basis for teaching and research training on this MSc. The course covers molecular, cell and developmental biology of auditory and visual systems. Advanced imaging and behavioral analysis focus on information processing: from sensory transduction to the central nervous system and behaviour. You'll also study animal models of sensory deficits and the development of therapeutic treatments for hearing loss and blindness.

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 Developmental Genetics; Neuroscience Techniques; Sensory Neuroscience; Developmental Neurobiology; Computational Neuroscience.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 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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