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Course description

Lead academic: Dr Martin Nicklin

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


Visit the MSc Molecular Medicine page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

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