|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2:1 degree with a substantial element of human or animal biology
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in listening and 6.0 in all other components
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
This flexible course focuses on the molecular and genetic factors of human diseases. Understanding those factors is crucial to the development of therapies.
Core modules cover the fundamentals. You choose specialist modules from the pathway that interests you most.
We also give you practical lab training to prepare you for your research project. The project is five months of invaluable laboratory experience: planning, carrying out, recording and reporting your own research.
Scientific Information and Research Design
From Genome to Gene Function
Genome and Sequence Analysis
Research Literature Review
Human Disease Genetics
Practical Laboratory Training
There are five optional pathways:
Genetics Mechanisms pathway
Modelling Protein Interactions
Gene Networks: Models and Functions
Microbes and Infection 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
Molecular Basis of Tumourigenesis and Metastasis
Molecular Techniques in Cancer Research
Molecular Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Vascular Cell Biology
Experimental Models of Vascular Disease
Vascular Disease Therapy and Clinical Practice
Assessment is continuous. Most modules are assessed by:
A thesis (possibly with a viva voce) is used to assess the research project