12 months
27150 GBP/year
12750 GBP/year
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This unique research-led Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease course at University of Sheffield provides training to future scientists in the production and use of animal models for basic research into disease mechanisms and for therapeutic studies.

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Whole genome sequencing has opened up a new era of studies into the molecular and cellular basis of human disease. At University of Sheffield  we offer a master degree in Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease

The new molecular genetic and cellular approaches to understand human disease and disease processes in model systems are well established in our department, with some of the world’s foremost research in these areas being conducted in Sheffield. 

Key Features 

  • As the research base broadens and industry begins to adopt new technologies, the demand for this type of specialist training is strong across the healthcare industry and academia. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Laboratory Research Project
  • Literature Review
  • Critical Analysis of Current Science
  • Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
  • Practical Cell Biology
  • Practical Developmental Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.
  • We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    12750 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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