Taught course

Molecular Medicine

Institution
University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree with a substantial element of human or animal biology. We also welcome medical graduates, post-third year intercalating medical students and graduates in other scientific subjects such as biotechnology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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. Recent graduates work in academic research science, pharmaceuticals and the biotech industry.

Pathways

  • Genetic Mechanisms
  • Microbes and infection
  • Experminemntal Medicine
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Clinical applications (apply directly)

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory demonstrations
  • Computer practicals
  • Student presentations

Assessment

Assessment is continuous. Most modules are assessed by written assignments and coursework, although there are some written exams. Two modules are assessed by verbal presentations.

Your research project is assessed by a thesis, possibly with a viva.

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 6.5 in listening and 6.0 in all other components.

Students applying for the Clinical Applications pathway will need an IELTS score of 7.0 to include a score of 7.0 in the listening component

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
iicd-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 215 9553