|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£21,250 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Minimum 2:1 in a biomedical science-related subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
This MRes is run by the Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) and funded by the Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK. CIMA is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool and the University of Newcastle.
The course provides multidisciplinary research training on the musculoskeletal system as a whole in the context of ageing.
The training has a strong focus on employability.
Topics range from basic science to clinical aspects, from in vitro to in vivo models, and from the latest advances in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system to lifestyle interventions.
Although you will be based at Sheffield, the course involves exchange visits to the other universities.
Principles of human nutrition: relevance to ageing
Biology of ageing
Biology and assessment of skeletal health
Muscle in the integrated musculoskeletal system
The taught element is online and may be taken remotely at home (live interactions will take place between 9a-5pm UK time). This includes live lectures, wikis and blogs, and tutor support.
The research project involves hands-on laboratory work. It includes placements with all three universities.
You will also have the chance to take part in seminars, workshops and networking events delivered by industrial partners.
Research project dissertation