Taught course

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Biomedical Science
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

You'll need a good 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a biomedically related discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides comprehensive training in molecular cellular and developmental biology, with particular emphasis on animal systems. If you're looking to develop new skills for your career, or prepare for a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD, this is an ideal refresher or top-up course.

We’ll also give you practical training in modern molecular cell biology laboratory techniques, including experimental design, analysis and presentation.

You'll gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes that govern embryonic development. You’ll also learn about the molecular and genetic processes that underpin cell biology of body systems.

Lectures and practicals will highlight the relevance of developmental and cell biology to the fields of stem cell and cancer biology, cellular homeostasis and tissue regeneration, and to the process of normal ageing.

Core modules:

  • Advanced Developmental Biology
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Practical Molecular Cell Biology

Teaching:

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory sessions

Assessment:

  • Essays
  • Practical work
  • Exams

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
5 months

Course contact details

Name
Sue Fletcher/Rebecca Suttill
Email
bmsadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2319