The University of Sheffield
Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease
Whole genome sequencing has opened up a new era of studies into the molecular and cellular basis of human disease. This unique research-led masters course provides training to future scientists in the production and use of animal models for basic research into disease mechanisms and for therapeutic studies.
The new molecular genetic and cellular approaches to understand human disease and disease processes in model systems are well established in our department, with some of the world's foremost research in these areas being conducted in Sheffield. As the research base broadens and industry begins to adopt new technologies, the demand for this type of specialist training is strong across the healthcare industry and academia. As a graduate, you will gain high-level employment opportunities.
MSc: 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.
Literature Review; Practical Research Project; Analysis of Current Science; Ethics and Public Understanding.
Examples of optional modules
Integrated Mammalian Biology; Practical Cell Biology; Practical Developmental Genetics; Cancer Biology; Modelling Human Diseases; Epithelia in Health and Disease.
Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||21,250 (Year 1)||International||12 12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||11,650 (Year 1)||Northern Ireland||12 12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||11,650 (Year 1)||Scotland||12 12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||11,650 (Year 1)||Wales||12 12 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||11,650 (Year 1)||England||12 12 Months|
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