Taught course

Biological Imaging

University of Sheffield · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in physics or biology.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year masters course will teach you the latest microscopy techniques, which can be used to answer biological questions ranging from how proteins interact and how cancer cells grow to how plant cells breathe and how photosynthesis works at the most fundamental level.

During your degree, you will be able to learn super-resolution and atomic force microscopy techniques from specialists in the University of Sheffield’s Biophysical Imaging Centre, and electron microscopy techniques from scientists in our dedicated £3 million facility.


One year individual programme of research. Taught material is complemented by a research project in one of our world-leading research groups or with one of our industrial partners.

Your training will cover the application of microscopy to a wide range of biological systems This will include practical applications on our world leading, optical, atomic force and electron microscopy imaging facilities.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor