The course is flexible and well planned

Medical School graduate Jane Jiang giving a presentation - image
Jane Zhen Jiang
Postgraduate student
MSc Molecular Medicine
While studying at the University of Sheffield, Jane was encouraged to design and experiment with her own projects. She now hopes to start up her own laboratory, putting into practice all that she has learnt.
Medical School graduate Jane Jiang giving a presentation - image

“I am currently a postdoctoral researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Germany”, says Jane Zhen Jiang, explaining how her research career has flourished following her masters in Molecular Medicine at Sheffield. “I am planning to finish my project in Germany in the next three years and then I’m hoping to start my own lab somewhere.”

Jane completed her masters degree in 2013. She then decided to stay in Sheffield to complete a PhD, which she received in 2018. “I am originally from China, but after spending six years in Sheffield, it now has become my second home. The advice I would give to the postgraduates-to-be is enjoy the course and also enjoy the student life in Sheffield. I met all my best friends during my postgraduate studies.”


The University of Sheffield has a good reputation for masters courses. The MSc Molecular Medicine course is well planned. It can be flexible to meet individual needs, such as being able to choose your pathway of interests.

Jane Zhen Jiang

MSc Molecular Medicine graduate


“During my masters, I enjoyed the thesis project the most. We were able to choose our favourite project and work on it”, she recalls. “By the end of my project, I had a really good understanding about developmental biology and this encouraged to me to do a PhD afterwards. During my PhD, in addition to all the practical parts that I enjoyed, we also had chances for teaching, which was really helpful for my current academic career.”

“During my time in Sheffield, I was trained to design projects and experiment properly, which helped a lot at the beginning of my career. I had quite a few chances to go to international conferences to present my work and communicate with other labs in the field, which was essential for my current career development and establishing collaborations.”

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