Description

The core and optional courses that make up the programme.

You can use our programme to receive a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Diploma (PGDip) or Master of Science (MSc) in Stem Cells and Translational Neurology. The programme begins in September and runs part-time over a period of 1-6 years, depending on which award you choose to pursue.

The programme is modular in structure, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied. You can pick a bespoke route through the programme, as best suits your learning objectives.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert 1-6 years online

Module Details:

Stage 1: Postgraduate Certificate: 1-2 years [60 credits]

Students will complete the following core courses to attain this stage:

Key Research Skills to Explore the Central Nervous System and Stem Cells (20 credits)
Introduction to Neurodegenerative Diseases and Models (20 credits)
Uses of Stem Cells in Neurodegeneration (10 credits)
Neuroimaging research for Neuroscientists (10 credits)

Stage 2: Postgraduate Diploma: 2-4 years [120 credits]

At the Diploma stage, students must complete three core courses totalling 40 credits plus elective courses totalling 20 credits.

Core courses (40 credits)
Stem Cells and Industry (20 credits)
Non-Classical Neurodegenerative Diseases, Models and Stem Cells (10 credits)
Patient Perspectives (10 credits)
Elective Courses (20 credits)

Students can choose elective courses from other online programmes within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, allowing more detailed investigation of related topics. Our faculty will assist in choosing and supporting elective courses that may be selected from affiliated online programmes such as: Science Communication and Public Engagement, Neuroimaging for Research, Clinical Trials, Clinical Management of Pain, Global Health or Anatomical Sciences.

Examples:

Student Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) in Stem Cells and Regenerative Neurology (20 credits)
Neuroimaging A- Neuroimaging Research for Neuroscientists – Advanced (10 credits )
Neuroimaging B- Translational Imaging and Clinical Trials (10 credits)
An Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics (20 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits )
Introduction to Clinical Trials (20 credits)

Upon successful completion of these courses, you can leave with a PGDip or continue to the final stage, the MSc.

Stage 3: MSc: 3-6 years [180 credits]
The final qualification is MSc. To achieve it, students will have completed the Certificate and Diploma stages (total 120 credits) plus a further 60 credits comprising either a dissertation or further taught courses.

The taught courses will be selected by the student after discussion with academic staff and agreement by the course organisers.

Option A – Dissertation (60 credits)
Dissertation in Stem Cells, Regeneration and Translational Neuroscience

OR

Independent project in Stem Cells, Regeneration and Translational Neuroscience (placement dependent on the student making arrangements with a local laboratory; we are not able to identify or directly support a laboratory assignment)

Option B – Taught elective courses (60 credits)

Examples:

Student Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) in Stem Cells and Regenerative Neurology (20 credits)
Neuroimaging A – Neuroimaging Research for Neuroscientists – Advanced (10 credits)
Neuroimaging B- Translational Imaging and Clinical Trials (10 credits )
An Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics (20 credits )
Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits)
Introduction to Clinical Trials (20 credits )
Patient and Public Involvement (20 credits )

Our faculty will assist in choosing and supporting elective courses from affiliated online programmes.

Fees

https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/postgraduate

Entry Requirements

UK honours degree in a relevant subject with at least Class 2:1, or its international equivalent.
We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; work experience must be in a related scientific area, for example, hospital or research laboratories (preferably based around stem cells) for 3 or more years. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.
Proven competency in the English language

Please see our website for how to apply

Visit Website Request Information Add to Compare List

Key Information

Please see our website for how to apply


Visit Website
Request Information
Add to Compare List

University Hub

University of Edinburgh

More Information