University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Musculoskeletal Ageing

This MRes is run by the Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) and funded by Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK. CIMA is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool and the University of Newcastle. The course provides multidisciplinary research training on the musculoskeletal system as a whole in the context of ageing. The training has a strong focus on employability. Topics range from basic science to clinical aspects, from in vitro to in vivo models, and from the latest advances in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system to lifestyle interventions. Although you�ll be based at Sheffield, the course involves exchange visits to the other universities.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 in a biomedical science-related subject. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: principles of human nutrition: relevance to ageing; biology of ageing; biology and assessment of skeletal health; muscle in the integrated musculoskeletal system; research project.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed through exams, coursework, and a research project dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

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