Research course

Integrative Neuroscience

Cardiff University · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

First or Upper Second Class in a relevant area (eg neuroscience, psychology, anatomy, physiology, natural sciences). As this is a training doctorate, previous research experience is not essential.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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