Research course

Integrative Neuroscience

Cardiff University · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see:

Months of entry


Course content

Our four-year programme provides a broader and more in-depth practical and theoretical grounding in neuroscience than conventional three-year programmes.

Early in year one you will receive formal lectures in research design, statistics, lab safety, animal welfare and ethical standards, and attend a series of specialised lecture courses in behavioural, cellular, molecular, genetic and system neuroscience.

In the second part of year one, you will experience three 11-week laboratory rotations in internationally renowned labs. During the lab rotations, you will carry out research, gain knowledge of the questions addressed by the lab, and acquire direct experience of the relevant techniques.

Lab rotations help you to reach an informed choice of the neuroscience area and supervisor you will choose for your full PhD project during years two to four. Throughout all the years you and your colleagues will participate in weekly seminars and presentations at journal clubs.

The programme is designed to ensure an excellent PhD experience and an outstanding future.

Please note that we are aiming to improve this course by changing the structure of the programme to a 1-year MRes followed by a 3-year PhD. This is currently under a University approval process. We aim to have full programme information published by February. In the meantime if you have any queries, please see our contact details below.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

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