Advancing research and careers

CIMA graduates will be well placed to choose from a wide range of career options within clinical practice, academia, or the commercial/private sector. Upon completion, students will be equipped to embark on further research in musculoskeletal ageing in industry or academia.




This full-time, 12-month programme provides multidisciplinary research training on the musculoskeletal system as a whole in the context of ageing. The training has a strong focus on employability and 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.




This unique programme offers students multidisciplinary training in the processes and effects of ageing in the whole musculoskeletal system. Students will be based in one of our three sites (Liverpool, Sheffield or Newcastle), and will spend the first year of the studentship undertaking our MRes in Musculoskeletal Ageing. Students will undertake placements in the laboratories of one or more of the collaborating partners and have access to an industrial mentor.