2020 start
MSc

Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

During this online distance learning course, you’ll study the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and neurobiology and learn how insights from the laboratory are translated into treatments for patients.
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Course description

Lead academic: Dr Jonathan Wood

This distance learning course enables you to apply the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and neurobiology to better understand the clinical features of patients with neurodegenerative disease, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning these devastating disorders, and learn how insights from the laboratory are translated into benefits for patients.

It is focused around areas of research strength in Sheffield, including motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

This course takes a programme level approach with a balanced portfolio of formative and summative assessments, including an emphasis on development of communication skills and application of knowledge to real world situations.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Introduction to Neurodegeneration
  • Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
  • Novel Therapies for Neurodegeneration
  • Professional and Research Skills
  • Literature Review

Teaching

The MSc is delivered 100% online and comprises short video lectures and demonstrations, interactive activities, quizzes, student-led group work, online tutorials and discussion forums.

Assessment

Assessment is primarily by written assignments and coursework including video-based poster and oral presentations.

Duration

3 years part-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 in an appropriate scientific subject. Applicants with a 2.2 will need to provide a strong supporting statement and will be interviewed by telephone.

English language requirements

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

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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

nnd@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.