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
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.
- Genetic Mechanisms
- Microbes and infection
- Experminemntal Medicine
- Clinical applications (apply directly)
- Laboratory demonstrations
- Computer practicals
- Student presentations
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, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 215 9553