University of Sheffield
A 2.1 degree with a substantial element of human or animal biology. The University also welcomes medical graduates and graduates in other scientific subjects such as biotechnology. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Listening and 6.0 in all other categories.
Core modules: scientific information and research design; from genome to gene function; modulating immunity; molecular genetics of human diseases; genome and sequence analysis; research literature review (self-directed); practical laboratory training. Genetics mechanisms pathway: modelling protein interactions; gene networks: models and functions. Microbial pathogenicity pathway: virulence mechanisms of viruses, fungi and protozoa; mechanisms of bacterial pathogenicity; characterisation of bacterial virulence determinants. Experimental medicine pathway: molecular and cellular basis of disease; model systems in research; novel therapies. Neuroscience pathway: genetics and modelling of neurodegenerative disease; mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease. Cancer pathway: molecular basis of tumourigenesis and metastasis; molecular techniques in cancer research; molecular approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Cardiovascular pathway: vascular cell biology; experimental models of vascular disease; vascular disease therapy and clinical practice.
Assessment is continuous. Most modules are assessed by written assignments and coursework, although there are some written exams. 2 modules are assessed by verbal presentations. The research project is assessed by a thesis, possibly with a viva voce.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 18,750 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Sheffield||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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