Postgraduate Study Opportunities
The University of Sheffield is one of the UK's top universities in terms of its teaching and research, as rated by The Times Good University Guide, the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, HEFCE Teaching Quality Assessments and the Virgin 2008 Alternative Guide to UK Universities. The Department of Neuroscience is able to offer students state of the art laboratories, 24/7 access to library and computing facilities, excellent accommodation, world class sporting facilities and easy access to the stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park. Three main types of graduate activities take place in the Department of Neuroscience and the Medical School.
The Medical School at Sheffield offers a range of taught postgraduate courses, some of which will be of interest to clinicians, who wish to specialise in a given area of work, others will be of interest to postgraduates wishing to explore clinical sciences in greater depth, or start a career in medical research.
MSc in Clinical Neurology
Our MSc in Clinical Neurology will enable the student to apply the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and physiology to better understand the clinical features of patients with neurological disease. An integrated approach links recent research advances to cutting edge management in the clinic, focussing on how insights from the laboratory are translated into benefits for patients. Our MSc programme offers theoretical and practical training in clinical neurology and neuroscience research including practical experience in the dissection room to facilitate teaching of neuro-anatomy.
MSc in Translational Neuroscience
Students on our MSc programme study a range of modules that provide detailed theory and specific practical skills in translational neuroscience. Students undertake a 20-week individual research project in one of our laboratories to provide first-hand experience and training in hypothesis-driven research.
Graduates with, or who expect to receive either a first class, or upper second class degree, or who already have a Master's qualification in a suitable subject are eligible to apply on PhD programmes within the Medical School. These are degrees by research, and offer you the chance to make a unique contribution to your selected field of study.
Graduates in Medicine who are interested in research may be eligible to apply for the research degree of MD.
Current Opportunities in the Department of Neuroscience
For details of the projects available for the Faculty and University studentships and for Self-funded students please see the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Graduate School Projects Page.
How to apply
Complete an On-Line Application Form. Please state 'Medicine' as the department you'd like to study in, and remember to include which project you're applying for