MSc Translational Neuropathology

Department of Neuroscience, 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.

I chose the University of Sheffield because of the proven track record in medical research. Some of the teachers are people whose work I have read about in science journals. It is fascinating to be taught by the experts in the field.

Gbadebo Adeleke, Postgraduate student in the Medical School

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Lead academic: Dr Julie Simpson

This course combines taught modules on the fundamental aspects of the major nervous system diseases, with the development of practical laboratory skills encompassing histopathology, molecular pathology and microscopy.

You’ll be trained to use tissue samples in neuroscience research aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of nervous system diseases and you’ll discover how laboratory breakthroughs have been translated into clinical benefits.

The course will be taught by scientists and consultant neuropathologists who are experts in their fields. You’ll get the opportunity to carry out neuroanatomy dissection and you’ll work with leading research groups during the research project.

Adnan Faizullabhoy, MSc Molecular Medicine

Core modules

  • Neuro-anatomy
  • Basic Principles of Pathology and Histopathology
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
  • Pathology and Modelling of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Neuroin ammation, Neuro-Oncology and Neurovascular Disease
  • Literature Review and Critical Analysis of Science
  • Research Project

Teaching and assessment

The taught component of the MSc is delivered through practical laboratory classes and demonstrations, lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Assessment is primarily through written assignments and coursework, along with practical laboratory assessments, spotter exams, presentations and debates. The research project is assessed by a thesis and oral presentation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 BSc in a relevant science. Intercalating medical students are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in listening and 6.0 in the other components.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Helen Hickson
E: transpath@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.