Taught course

Translational Neuroscience

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Entry requirements

You'll need a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant science subject (eg Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Science or Medicine).

A 2:2 degree may be acceptable depending on an interview and assessment of your previous experience in areas related to the course.

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the latest advances in neuroscience. Your extensive lab training will prepare you to help tackle major healthcare challenges including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's and motor neurone disease.
Course description

Lead academic: Dr Julie Simpson

This course gives you the opportunity to explore the latest advances in neuroscience and their impact on patients. It includes extensive laboratory training so you can help tackle major healthcare challenges including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's and motor neurone disease.

You will cover a range of topics, from fundamental neurobiology and molecular biology, and the structure and function of the human brain, to how this knowledge is used to develop new therapies for nervous system diseases and put into practice by clinicians.

The course puts a significant emphasis on the development of practical skills that scientists use to understand neurological diseases, such as microscopy, neuroimaging and molecular pathology. You can also complete a neuroanatomy dissection to help you develop a detailed working knowledge of the human brain.

The course is led by leading experts in both basic and clinical science. The biggest part will be your research project, where you will work as part of a team of professional scientists to answer an unanswered question in neuroscience.

As a Translational Neuroscience student at the University of Sheffield, you will be based within the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) – an internationally recognised centre of excellence, where top researchers are working on groundbreaking treatments to improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative disorders.


We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School website.

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

English language requirements

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

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Helen Hickson
+44 (0)114 222 2296