Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 13000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 28500 per year

All study options

About Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at University of Sheffield

Ready yourself for an exciting career at the forefront of regenerative medicine by learning the latest in human embryonic stem cell techniques.

Through theoretical and hands-on practical skills training, you'll explore this fast moving field. You'll cover techniques such as how to grow and culture human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) and their malignant equivalent, embryonal carcinoma cells. You'll also learn methods for manipulating hPSCs in culture, monitoring and directing their differentiation.

Stem cell research can help to uncover some of the mysteries of life and aid the development of novel therapeutic approaches to combat disease. We'll show you how academic labs, as well as those in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, use cutting-edge techniques to identify candidates for potential therapies.

Alongside your lab work, you'll gain an understanding of the current controversies in the field and the limitations and potential applications of tissue engineering for medical applications, drug discovery and food manufacturing.

The most substantial part of the course is the research project. You'll spend three months researching an area of stem cell biology or regenerative medicine that matches your future career aspirations from a range of projects. This may include exploring cancer stem cells in brain tumours, RNAi therapeutics or Covid proteins.

Example research projects include:

  • Identification of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of zebrafish regeneration
  • The role of YAP in human pluripotent stem cell fates
  • Characterisation of subpopulations of otic progenitors derived from human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESCs)

Our Centre for Stem Cell Biology is internationally recognised as a leading facility for stem cell teaching and research. Our scientists have developed clinical grade, human stem cell lines here at the University of Sheffield which are now distributed by the UK Stem Cell bank for potential use in research and medical therapies. It's research like this that you'll be exposed to throughout your degree.

Intercalation

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School website.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 13000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 28500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for 2023 entry are not yet available. Please use these 2022 fees as a guide

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

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