2019 start
MSc

Translational Neuroscience

The Medical School, 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.
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Course description

Lead academic: Dr Jonathan Wood

Translational neuroscience looks at how laboratory research relating to brain structure and function informs the development of new therapies for diseases of the nervous system.

Combining the research strengths from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health and the Faculty of Science, leading international basic and clinical scientists will provide an innovative and progressive programme. You’ll study basic neurobiology and molecular biology through to neuroimaging and applied clinical practice.

The MSc will provide you with up-to-date knowledge of advances in the field, research experience with internationally renowned research groups and transferable skills to provide a springboard for your future career.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • CNS Structure and Function
  • Pathology & Modelling of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Literature Review and Critical Analysis of Science
  • Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
  • Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Applied Neuroimaging, Neurophysiology and Psychiatry

A 20-week Research Project will be undertaken in the summer term.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory demonstrations
  • Student-led group work

Assessment

Assessment is primarily by written assignments and coursework, although there are some poster and oral presentations. The research project is assessed by a thesis and presentation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 in an appropriate scientific subject.

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.

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

Helen Hickson

transneuro@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 2296

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