University of Sheffield
Learn from clinicians and academics in a unique research environment. This course gives you insight into cutting-edge research, both in the lab and in the clinic. You’ll work alongside experts in the cardiovascular field for a hypothesis-driven laboratory research project.
The WHO estimates that by 2030 more than 23 million people will die annually from heart disease. The discovery of effective and novel treatments for disease starts with understanding the molecular and cellular processes involved.
The course is delivered by experts within the cardiovascular field, both clinicians and academics. It provides a unique research environment within which students can learn valuable transferable skills encompassing the full range of activity from discovery science at the laboratory bench to the hospital clinic/bedside. The research project forms the major part of your studies, during which time you will be integrated into the department as a member of an established research team.
A Master of Research (MRes) degree, while containing some taught elements, focuses more on research skills. The course will:
Provide a good understanding of the basic science as well as some clinical insight into pathological conditions.
Give insight into cutting edge research, both in the lab and in the clinic.
Provide extended experience of a hypothesis-driven laboratory research project alongside experts in the field.
All of the above will increase your employability in both industry and academia, as well as being an excellent route to a PhD. It will also provide valuable transferable skills that you can use in whatever career path you choose.
2:1 in a relevant science undergraduate degree. A 2:2 may be considered with strong performance in research-related modules. We also welcome medical graduates as well as UK medical undergraduates wishing to intercalate.
Entry requirements for international students.
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.