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Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease MSc    Back

University of Sheffield Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom Duration: Full time - 1 Year Fees/total cost: EUR 13,831.35 (GBP 10,250.00) - EUR 28,674.75 (GBP 21,250.00)


Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science

We lead international research in stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and the molecular and cellular basis of disease.

Sheffield has a track record of groundbreaking discoveries in biomedical science. Our international reputation attracts some of the best staff and students in the world.

Our work using animal models to investigate disease mechanisms has already brought us closer to a cure for certain types of deafness. In the search for new ways to treat cancer, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy, we're breaking new ground.

About the course

This course blends theory and practice to help you develop the skills required for a career in molecular and cellular biology.

Our teaching focuses on integrated mammalian biology and animal models of human disease, drawing on our pioneering biomedical research.

There are lectures, practical classes, tutorials and seminars. In small groups, you'll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. You'll get one-to-one time with staff and training to support your research project.

You're assessed by a combination of exams, coursework, debates, presentations and a dissertation.

Core modules

  • Literature review
  • Practical research project
  • Analysis of current science
  • Ethics and public understanding

Optional modules

  • Integrated mammalian biology
  • Practical cell biology
  • Practical developmental genetics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Modelling human diseases
  • Epithelia in health and disease


  • Lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Small-group teaching classes where you'll discuss, debate, and present on scientific and ethical topics
  • Laboratory placements within the department with one-to-one attention, training and support in carrying out your individual research project


  • Formal examinations
  • Coursework assignments
  • Debates
  • Poster presentations
  • Dissertation

Find out more

Course page on Department of Biomedical Science website

Masters - Full time

Start date:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EUR 13,831.35 (GBP 10,250.00)
EUR 28,674.75 (GBP 21,250.00)
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Department of Biomedical Science
University accredited:
180 CATS
Last update: 05/05/2016