M.Sc. Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

University of Sheffield

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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About the courseThe world is looking for new ways to treat disease and repair damaged organs. Stem cell and regenerative medicine is driving the search. The industry is embracing new technologies. Specialists are in demand.

This course will give you the theoretical background and the skills you need for a career in the field.

You'll learn from leading researchers and hone your skills with a research project of your own, based in our world-famous Centre for Stem Cell Biology.

There are lectures, practical classes, tutorials and seminars. In small groups, you'll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. You'll get one-to-one time with staff and training to support your research project.

Between October and May, you'll take modules and work on the literature review for your research project. From June onwards, you will be working full-time on your project.

You're assessed by a combination of exams, coursework, debates, presentations and a dissertation.


Core modules
* Literature Review
* Laboratory Research Project
* Critical Analysis of Current Science
* Ethics and Public Awareness of Science

Optional modules
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

* Lectures
* Practical classes
* Tutorials
* Seminars
* Small-group teaching classes where you'll discuss, debate, and present on scientific and ethical topics
* Laboratory placements within the department with one-to-one attention, training and support in carrying out your individual research project

* Formal examinations
* Coursework assignments
* Debates
* Poster presentations
* Dissertation


Entry RequirementsYou'll need a first class honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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