Study opportunities

The University of Sheffield is one of the UK's top universities in terms of its teaching and research, as rated by The Times Good University Guide, the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, HEFCE Teaching Quality Assessments and the Virgin 2008 Alternative Guide to UK Universities. The Department of Neuroscience is able to offer students state of the art laboratories, 24/7 access to library and computing facilities, excellent accommodation, world class sporting facilities and easy access to the stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park. Three main types of graduate activities take place in the Department of Neuroscience and the Medical School.

Postgraduate taught courses

The Medical School at Sheffield offers a range of taught postgraduate courses, some of which will be of interest to clinicians, who wish to specialise in a given area of work, others will be of interest to postgraduates wishing to explore clinical sciences in greater depth, or start a career in medical research. Find out more about other masters courses in the Medical School.

MSc in Translational Neuropathology

Our MSc course combines core teaching of the fundamental aspects of major neuropathological diseases, with significant emphasis on the development of practical laboratory skills encompassing histopathology, molecular pathology and microscopy.

Students will have the opportunity to undertake neuroanatomy dissection and to work with leading research groups during their 20-week research project.

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MSc in Clinical Neurology

Our MSc in Clinical Neurology will enable the student to apply the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and physiology to better understand the clinical features of patients with neurological disease. An integrated approach links recent research advances to cutting edge management in the clinic, focussing on how insights from the laboratory are translated into benefits for patients. Our MSc programme offers theoretical and practical training in clinical neurology and neuroscience research including practical experience in the dissection room to facilitate teaching of neuro-anatomy.

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MSc in Translational Neuroscience

Students on our MSc programme study a range of modules that provide detailed theory and specific practical skills in translational neuroscience. Students undertake a 20-week individual research project in one of our laboratories to provide first-hand experience and training in hypothesis-driven research.

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MSc in Genomic Medicine

The University of Sheffield in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) will be launching an exciting new masters course for September 2015.

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Research degrees

MD research degrees

Graduates in Medicine who are interested in research may be eligible to apply for the research degree of MD.

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PhD research degrees

Graduates with, or who expect to receive either a first class, or upper second class degree, or who already have a Master's qualification in a suitable subject are eligible to apply on PhD programmes within the Medical School. These are degrees by research, and offer you the chance to make a unique contribution to your selected field of study.

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Undergraduate teaching

Undergraduate courses

We deliver high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on the MBChB course and intercalated BMedSci degrees.

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Opportunities exist for medical students interested in studying a research area in neuroscience or psychiatry for 1 year leading to a BMedSci degree.

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Immunohistochemistry Courses

Immunohistochemistry relies on the principal that antibodies react with antigens in tissue sections and this reaction is then visualised. It is a technique that can be used in both research and diagnostic laboratories.

We offer three modules in this series of courses starting with the basic principles through to advanced multiple labelling techniques. Learn more about the Immunohistochemistry courses.