University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Translational Neuroscience

Translational Neuroscience looks at how laboratory research relating to brain structure and function informs the development of new therapies for diseases of the nervous system. Combining the research strengths from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health and the Faculty of Science, leading international basic and clinical scientists will provide an innovative and progressive programme. You'll study basic neurobiology and molecular biology through to neuroimaging and applied clinical practice. The MSc will provide you with up-to-date knowledge of advances in the field, research experience with internationally renowned research groups and transferable skills to provide a springboard for your future career.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 in an appropriate scientific subject. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in writing, 7.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: molecular and developmental neuroscience; central nervous system (CNS) structure and function; genetics and modelling of neurodegenerative disease; mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease; applied neuroimaging; neurophysiology and psychiatry. Option modules: Option 1: literature review and critical analysis of science; ethics and public awareness of science; option 2: computational neuroscience: neurons and neuronal codes; mathematical modelling and research skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily based on written assignments and coursework, although there are some written examinations and oral presentations; the research project is assessed by a thesis, potentially with a viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,250 per Year 1 (International) 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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