Research course


Cardiff University · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in Biological and Related Sciences. A 1st or Upper 2nd class UK honours degree or equivalent is usually required; MSc/MPhil for PhD Programme.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Neuroscience division pursues a broad range of neurobiological research, spanning from the molecular to the behavioural levels. Research areas include: neuronal development; molecular and cellular neuroscience; neurophysiology; synaptic plasticity, learning and memory; and neurodegeneration and the ageing nervous system. We strive to integrate our research to provide a better understanding of the function of the healthy nervous system and the mechanisms leading to neurological disease states. A primary objective is to translate our knowledge into pharmacological and cell based therapies and improved clinical practice.

The Division is a member of the Cardiff Neuroscience Centre (CNC), which brings together research in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatric genetics and genomics. The Neuroscience Division also hosts the experimental MRI centre (EMRIC) and Brain Repair Group, and is a major participant in the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme in Integrative Neuroscience.

Special Features

  • Member of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMH RI), bringing together researchers based in the School of Biosciences, School of Medicine and School of Psychology
  • Brain Repair Group
  • Experimental MRI Centre (EMRIC)

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
60 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Mrs Swapna Khandavalli
+44 (0)29 2087 5243
+44 (0)29 2087 5211