MRes Musculoskeletal Ageing
Department of Oncology & Metabolism, 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.
About the course
Course description 2017
Lead academic: Dr Jennifer Walsh
This unique one-year programme is run by the Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) and funded by Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK. CIMA is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool and the University of Newcastle.
The course provides multidisciplinary research training on the musculoskeletal system as a whole in the context of ageing. The training has a strong focus on employability. Topics range from basic science to clinical aspects, from in vitro to in vivo models, and from the latest advances in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system to lifestyle interventions.
Although you’ll be based at Sheffield, the course involves exchange visits to the other universities.
- Principles of Human Nutrition: relevance to ageing
- Biology of Ageing
- Biology and Assessment of Skeletal Health
- Muscle in the Integrated Musculoskeletal System
- Research Project
Teaching and assessment
The taught element is online and may be taken remotely at home (live interactions will take place between 9–5pm UK time). This includes live lectures, wikis and blogs, and tutor support.
The research project involves hands-on laboratory work. It includes placements with all three universities.
You’ll also have the chance to take part in seminars, workshops and networking events delivered by industrial partners. You’ll be assessed through exams, coursework, a mock grant proposal and a research project dissertation.
1 year full-time
Minimum 2:1 in a biomedical science-related subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Course fees and funding information on the Department of Human Metabolism website.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you have any questions please contact the programme director (details in the Any questions? section).
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
Dr Jennifer Walsh
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.