University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease

This course blends theory and practice to help you develop the skills required for a career in molecular and cellular biology. Our teaching focuses on integrated mammalian biology and animal models of human disease, drawing on our pioneering biomedical research. Graduates with skills in stem cell and regenerative medicine are in demand. Your degree will prepare you for a career in research in academia or industry, or in a clinical-related field. Our graduates are working all over the world � from the UK to China, India and the USA � and over half go on to doctoral study.

Entry requirements

You�ll need a 1st Class Honours degree in a biomedical-related subject. Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or TOEFL 100 with 24 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Literature review; practical research project; analysis of current science; ethics and public understanding. Optional modules may include: Integrated mammalian biology; practical cell biology; practical developmental genetics; cancer biology; modelling human diseases; epithelia in health and disease.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 20,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 2319