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MResMusculoskeletal Ageing

Tuition fee £21,250 per year
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Expenses, accommodation, working etc. 


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.

Programme structure

Core modules

Principles of human nutrition: relevance to ageing
Biology of ageing
Biology and assessment of skeletal health
Muscle in the integrated musculoskeletal system
Research project


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

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States