The human condition has dramatically improved through our growing understanding of the causes of human diseases and their treatment. Immunisation against infectious diseases, and development of better therapeutic agents, has significantly improved the quality and length of many lives.
Many diseases, however, remain to be conquered, for example, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer´s. New problems are appearing such as tuberculosis and other infectious diseases re-emerging due to drug resistance.
This course explores normal and pathological cell processes and relates these to clinical features, diagnostic procedures and responses to therapy. You can take course modules individually, as short courses.
The course provides the opportunity for career development for people already working in the expanding area of biomedical sciences. It is also suitable for those wishing to enter a career in this area.
Career prospects include medical research in universities, hospitals, industry and government research agencies. The course also provides a sound basis for those wishing to do research to PhD level.
About 30 per cent of previous students have gone on to PhD studies and another 40 per cent into biomedically relevant employment. Another 15 per cent have gone on to further taught postgraduate training, including Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
* cell biology
* recombinant DNA technology
* research methods
* cell pathology
* biology of infectious diseases
* human genetics
* molecular biotechnology
* molecular pharmacology
* neurobiological basis of brain disease
* new drug development
* dissertation on a relevant topic
The MSc includes a 60 credit research project on an approved topic which is usually carried out in the laboratories at Sheffield Hallam University or in the workplace.
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.