This Stem Cells and Translational Neurology (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh offers cutting edge translational neuroscience focused on stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, regeneration and models (both animal and cell). Furthermore the inclusion of patients and importantly their carers and the real-life impacts of these diseases on individuals will be a common thread running throughout this programme making it truly unique and exceptionally novel.
This programme is designed for medical and/or scientific professionals and aims to introduce students to the fields of neurodegenerative diseases, stem cells, industry and emerging therapeutic opportunities in regenerative / translational neurology. Overall students will gain the knowledge and understanding of the clinical, real-life impact and scientific realities of these fields and thus advance their own learning and be able to carry this forward into their future careers.
Therefore students will be introduced to a range of topics as they progress through the programme from introducing the basic anatomy, structure and development of the central nervous system, a critical understanding of stem cells including sources, locations and roles, an introduction to multiple neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s disease), from both clinical and patient angles, before being introduced to in vitro and in vivo modelling of these diseases, neuroimaging techniques, stem cells and industry.
Potential career paths, exits routes and employers are very diverse and depend on the students chosen carer. For students working in a clinical environment this programme would offer them career advancement/specialism within their clinical setting.
For students coming from a scientific background there is the opportunity to improve carer prospects in laboratory research settings or alternatively to help in progressing to a PhD.
- Students have the opportunity to explore a specialist area from within the broad spectrum of stem cells, regeneration and translational neuroscience in the form of either a dissertation, or, a structured project (the student would themselves have to source this if desired), which would aim to deliver a ‘real world’ project with a direct impact for an employer, organisation or personal goal. A third option available for students is a choice of 60 fully taught credits.
- The minimum recommended time for completion of the full Masters programme is three years, and the maximum time for completion is six years. The Certificate and Diploma can be completed on a pro rata basis.
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- MSc: 180 credits
- PgDip: 120 credits
- PgCert: 60 credits
- PgProfDev: 50 credits
DisciplinesBiology Neuroscience View 29 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, physics, medicine, biology or a related science discipline.
- We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; work experience must be in a related scientific area for example hospital or research laboratories (preferably based around stem cells) for 3 or more years. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.
International5735 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 72 months.
National5735 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 72 months.
- MSc PT intermittent: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915; 60 credits £5,735
- PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev PT intermittent: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915
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