M.Sc. Genes and Proteins in Disease

Sheffield Hallam University

Tuition fee:
  • € 4,490 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,415 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Over the last two decades human genetic material (the genome) has been studied intensively. International research initiatives such as the Human Genome Project and HapMap (a map of haplotypes) provide a wealth of information about the number and structure of human genes and genetic variation.

This creates opportunities for discovering new proteins and studying their structure and function. It also provides insights into how genetic variation can change an individual's characteristics, such as their susceptibility to complex genetic diseases or response to medicines (pharmacogenomics).

New technologies are constantly being developed to study nucleic acids and proteins. They provide the tools for further advancements in research and applications such as medical diagnosis and rational drug design.

The course provides you with advanced knowledge in key areas of molecular biology, human genetics and protein structure and function, and will equip you to study applications in bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics and disease diagnosis.

Practical experiments form an integral part of a number of the taught modules. You can take modules individually as short courses.


You can find careers in areas such as

* biomedical sciences
* medical research in universities and hospitals
* the pharmaceutical industry
* government research agencies.

You also gain a sound basis for conducting research to PhD level in bioscience.

Core modules

* recombinant DNA technology
* cell biology
* bioinformatics
* protein structure and function
* analytical techniques in disease diagnosis
* human genetics: heredity and disease
* research methods
* research project


* cell pathology
* advanced bioinformatics
* molecular pharmacology
* molecular biotechnology
* toxicology

You can choose from a range of projects. Study at PgCert and PgDip is made up of taught components only.


Normally by written examinations and coursework including

* essays
* problem solving exercises
* case studies
* practical laboratory work.

Research project assessment includes a written report and viva voce.


Normally one of the following

* an honours degree in a biological subject, or equivalent
* a professional qualification of equivalent standing to the above, for example MIBiol by examination, FIMLS
* other qualifications such as an HND, HNC or unclassified degree in a biological subject plus significant relevant work experience

You must also be proficient in English, typically shown by IELTS level 6.0 or 235 on TOEFL or equivalents for non-native English speakers.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
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.

193 (Grade B)

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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