University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Translational Pathology (Neuroscience)

The course combines taught modules on the fundamental aspects of the major nervous system diseases, with the development of practical laboratory skills encompassing histopathology, molecular pathology and microscopy. You will be trained to use tissue samples in neuroscience research aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of nervous system diseases and you will discover how laboratory breakthroughs have been translated into clinical benefits. The course will be taught by scientists and consultant neuropathologists who are experts in the field. You will have the opportunity to carry out neuroanatomy dissection and to work with leading research groups during their research project.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2.1 BSc in a relevant science subject. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in listening and 6.0 in the other elements, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Neuroanatomy; basic principles of pathology and histopathology; molecular neuroscience; ethics and public awareness of science; pathology and modelling of neurodegenerative disease; neuroinflammation, neuro-oncology and neurovascular disease; literature review and critical analysis of science; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily through written assignments and coursework, along with practical laboratory assessments, spotter exams, presentations and debates; the research project is assessed by a thesis and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Helen Hickson
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2296