MSc Clinical Neurology
Department of Neuroscience, 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
1 year full-time
For Route A you'll need a 2:1 BSc degree in a biomedical science/health care subject or an MBChB degree.
For Route B you'll need an MBChB degree and you must be eligible for GMC registration. You don't need to have registered with the GMC before starting the course.
A DBS checks will be required if you choose a Route A research project with patient contact or the Route B Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module (CNELM).
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing, 7.0 in Listening and 6.0 in Speaking, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Our study environment
You'll be based in teaching hospitals that serve a population of over half a million people and refer a further two million. We also have close links with the University's other health-related departments.
Our research funding comes from many sources including the NIHR, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, the Department of Health, EU, and prominent charities such as the Wellcome Trust, ARC, YCR, Cancer Research UK and BHF. Our partners and sponsors include Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Eli Lilly.
You'll also benefit from our collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Our MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics has some of the finest research facilities in the UK and attracts annual funding of more than £2m.
We have a state-of-the-art biorepository and a £30m stem cell laboratory. The Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) opened in November 2010. We also have microarray, genetics, histology, flow cytometry and high-throughput screening technology, and the latest equipment for bone and oncology research.
At our Clinical Research Facility, you'll be able to conduct studies with adult patients and volunteers. The Sheffield Children's Hospital houses a complementary facility for paediatric experimental medical research.
How we teach
Classes are kept small (15-20 students) to make sure you get the best possible experience in laboratories and in clinical settings.
Graduates work in the NHS, pharmaceuticals, clinical psychology training and research.
A Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for applicants choosing a Route A research project with patient contact or the Route B Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module (CNELM).
Hepatitis B policy
If your course involves a significant risk of exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissue, you'll need to complete a course of Hepatitis B immunisation before starting. We conform to national guidelines that are in place to protect patients, health care workers and students.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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