2019 start
MSc

Neuroscience

Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science

We are international leaders in biomedical science research, including stem cell biology, disease mechanisms, neuroscience, drug discovery, and human anatomy.
Biomedical Science postgraduates in lab: Caroline Telfer and Chandresh Jain

Course description

Our department is home to a world-renowned sensory neuroscience research group. Their projects provide the basis for teaching and research training on this MSc.

The course covers molecular, cell and developmental biology of auditory and visual systems. Advanced imaging and behavioural analysis focus on information processing from sensory transduction to the central nervous system and behaviour. You’ll also study animal models of sensory deficits and the development of therapeutic treatments for hearing loss and blindness.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Literature Review
  • Practical Research Project
  • Analysis of Current Science
  • Ethics and Public Understanding

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Practical Developmental Genetics
  • Neuroscience Techniques
  • Sensory Neuroscience
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Computational Neuroscience

Teaching

Throughout your degree, you’ll be taught through lectures, practical sessions, lab placements, tutorials and seminars. In small group teaching classes you’ll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. The biggest part of the course will be your individual research project, working alongside professional scientists.

Our teaching covers ethics, practical scientific skills and an overview of the current literature. You’ll also develop useful career skills such as presentation, communication and time management.

Assessment

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

bmspgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2319

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.