2019 start
MSc

Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

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: test tube samples

Course description

Stem cell and regenerative medicine is at the forefront of future therapies to repair disease and damaged organs. As the academic research base broadens and industry begins to adopt new technologies, the demand for specialists has increased substantially. As such, this unique research-led course offers high-level employment opportunities.

On this masters course, experts from our Centre for Stem Cell Biology will train you in the latest human embryonic stem cell techniques.

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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:

  • Stem Cell Techniques
  • Practical Cell Biology
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Stem Cell Biology

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

Biomedical Science postgraduates in lab: Caroline Telfer and Chandresh Jain

The best part of this course is the Lab Research Project, which gives a good opportunity for real lab experience and also the stem cell technique lab module is one of the best you can ask for. I loved all other modules as well, which gave me a deep insight into current research.

Chandreshkumar Jain
MSc Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

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

Dr Louise Robson, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Biomedical Science.

Dr Louise Robson

I work on the disease cystic fibrosis (CF), which is one of the most common inherited diseases in caucasians, with an incidence of 1 in 2,500 live births. In CF a faulty gene means that the protein CFTR does not work properly. My research is looking at how CFTR is regulated normally, and what happens with faulty CFTR. In addition I am in the process of setting up a new diagnostic tool, with the aim of helping our CF clinic in the early diagnosis of children suffering from CF.

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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.