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Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies, MSc

University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom

University of Sheffield

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MScFull-time1 yearfind outGBP 11580 per yearGBP 31000 per year

About Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies, MSc - at University of Sheffield

Lead academics: Professor Mimoun Azzouz andProfessor Janine Kirby

This course is designed to give you knowledge and training in a cutting-edge area of science, which you can apply to a wide range of roles in a growing industry. You'll study the genetics behind rare inherited diseases, and how cell and gene therapies provide treatment options that can be tailored to individual patients.

In the laboratory, you will explore a range of topics and techniques in molecular and cellular biology. You will also learn how scientists work with industry to translate a discovery into a marketable healthcare product, covering topics such as manufacturing, quality control, regulation, safety and clinical trials.

As an Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies student, you will be learning from the experts who run our Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre (GTIMC). Researchers at this multi-million-pound facility are working to accelerate the development of gene therapies into life-changing treatments. The Sheffield team work with pharmaceutical companies and other organisations in an expanding global gene therapy network, which creates unique learning opportunities throughout the degree. Some of our collaborators give lectures, and you may have the opportunity to be part of a project with one of our industry partners during your 20-week research project.

You will be based within the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)

Notes about fees for this course

The fee listed is for the advertised mode of study. If you're studying for an alternative qualification or via a different mode of study (eg full-time, part-time) then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home students could also increase after your first year of study. Use Sheffield's fee calculator or contact the Student Fees team to check.

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Funding for postgraduate taught courses

Innovation Hub Bursaries 

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and LifeArc are offering a pair of bursaries worth £6,125 each for home fee-paying students starting an MSc in Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies in 2023.

Apply for an Innovation Hub Bursary

Entry requirements

You'll need at least a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant science, engineering, law or medical subject.

A 2:2 degree may be acceptable depending on an interview and assessment of your previous experience in areas related to the course.

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.

Other English language qualifications we accept

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