Translational Neuroscience at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Designed for students interested in gaining the practical, lab-based skills necessary to understand neurological diseases at the molecular and cellular level and how to apply this knowledge to benefit patients. Course description Lead academic: Dr Julie Simpson This course gives you the opportunity to explore the latest advances in neuroscience and their impact on patients. It includes extensive laboratory training so you can help tackle major healthcare challenges including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's and motor neurone disease. You will cover a range of topics, from fundamental neurobiology and molecular biology, and the structure and function of the human brain, to how this knowledge is used to develop new therapies for nervous system diseases and put into practice by clinicians. The course is led by leading experts in both basic and clinical science and puts a significant emphasis on the development of practical skills that scientists use to understand neurological diseases, such as microscopy, neuroimaging and molecular pathology. The biggest part will be your research project where you will work as part of a team of professional scientists to test a specific scientific hypothesis. As a Translational Neuroscience student at the University of Sheffield, you will be based within the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) – an internationally recognised centre of excellence, where top researchers are working on groundbreaking treatments to improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Intercalation We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the School of Medicine and Population Health website. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.


A selection of modules are available each year - some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course. From May of the year of entry, formal programme regulations will be available in our Programme Regulations Finder.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through short-answer or essay questions, lab-based practical, oral presentation, online debate or a neuroanatomy extended spotter exam, depending upon the nature of the material covered by each module.

How to apply

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

You'll need a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant science subject (eg Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Science or Medicine). 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 accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. English language requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Translational Neuroscience at University of Sheffield - UCAS