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MSc Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease

University of Sheffield School of Biosciences

Full time September MSc 1 year FT

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Course description

Whole genome sequencing has opened up a new era of studies into the molecular and cellular basis of human disease. This unique research-led masters course provides training to future scientists in the production and use of animal models for basic research into disease mechanisms and for therapeutic studies.

The new molecular genetic and cellular approaches to understand human disease and disease processes in model systems are well established in our department, with some of the world’s foremost research in these areas being conducted in Sheffield. As the research base broadens and industry begins to adopt new technologies, the demand for this type of specialist training is strong across the healthcare industry and academia.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.

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Akuila Maliqi

"Despite growing up near Sheffield, studying at the University of Sheffield offered plenty of exciting and new experiences. I had completed an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the UoS and following a scholarship offer from the Biomedical Sciences department, I was thrilled to be able to study a Masters at such a highly-ranked

"The Masters course was well-organised, academically stimulating and immensely enjoyable. During the course, you have opportunities to be taught by and work with such inspiring researchers who are involved in an array of different scientific studies. The theoretical and practical-based modules are well-balanced for furthering your scientific knowledge and skills. Additionally, the support available and professionalism of the tutors was also insurmountable.

"I currently work as a tax specialist for HMRC which is quite a change in career path. However, the enhanced analytical, research and trouble-shooting skills attributed to the MSc course are easily transferable to any chosen career."

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