Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science
We are at the forefront of international research into stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and the molecular and cellular basis of disease.
About the course
1 year full time
This unique specialist course offers practical experience in human embryonic stem cell techniques. It will give you the professional skills employers are looking for. Through seminars, we encourage you to develop an understanding of the ethical and legal issues associated with the field.
Where your masters can take you
Over half of our MSc graduates go on to doctoral study, some here at Sheffield. Your degree will also prepare you for a career in research in academia or industry, or in a clinical-related field.
Demand for graduates with skills in stem cell and regenerative medicine is increasing rapidly. Our courses give you the edge you need to succeed in a global careers market.
* Literature Review
* Laboratory Research Project
* Critical Analysis of Current Science
* Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
Choose two lecture modules from:
* Modelling Human Disease
* Stem Cell Biology; Bionanomaterials
Choose two practical modules from:
* Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Techniques
* Practical Cell Biology
* Practical Developmental Genetics
* Discussions examining the ethical and legal implications of the use and practice of bioscience in society
* Half of the course is your individual research project, conducted in one of our research laboratories
* Formal examinations
* Coursework assignments
* Poster presentations
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.