MRes Musculoskeletal Ageing
Department of Human Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.
Medicine at Sheffield is leading the way, taking a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to some of the most pressing issues in global health.
Our funding comes from research councils, the Department of Health, the EU, and prominent charities such as the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. Our partners and sponsors include Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Eli Lilly.
About the course
Lead academic: Professor Ilaria Bellantuono
This MRes is run by the Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) and funded by the Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK. CIMA is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool and the University of Newcastle.
The course provides multidisciplinary research training on the musculoskeletal system as a whole in the context of ageing.
The training has a strong focus on employability.
Topics range from basic science to clinical aspects, from in vitro to in vivo models, and from the latest advances in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system to lifestyle interventions.
Although you will be based at Sheffield, the course involves exchange visits to the other universities.
You will also have the chance to take part in seminars, workshops and networking events delivered by industrial partners.
1 year full-time
Minimum 2:1 in a biomedical science-related subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Course fees and funding information on the Department of Human Metabolism website.
CIMA brings together three universities, each with world-class research infrastructure, facilities and resources for research into ageing and the musculoskeletal system.
Individually, each university has excellent facilities for basic science research, pre-clinical and clinical research. You will benefit from shared access to high-end technology and expertise, access to model systems that cover the musculoskeletal system as a whole and clinical expertise and resources in any of the three institutions through exchange visits and placements.
This course is for students considering a career in academia or industry, for example as a researcher or research administrator, or a career as a health professional.
The experience gained during the course is excellent preparation for a PhD.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you have any questions please contact the programme director (details in the Any questions? section).
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Professor Ilaria Bellantuono