Research course

Stem Cell Neurobiology

Cardiff University · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

You should have an equivalent of an undergraduate degree at level 2:2 (or higher) in a relevant biological, biomedical or biomolecular science subject. Students with alternative qualifications will be looked at on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Stem cells are utilised in various ways in modern biosciences. Especially in Neuroscience, use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from patients and genome engineered pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) has recently provided us with a new complimentary human brain disease model system. In addition, this provides researchers with the ability to follow human neural development in a dish, and possibilities of generating cell sources for regenerative therapies. The Master of Research (MRes) in Stem Cell Neurobiology is designed to provide you with greater knowledge, understanding, experience, and skills in this fast developing and innovative field.

Cardiff University has internationally recognised stem cell scientists and neuroscientists who will deliver lectures to this programme and will also offer research project opportunities. In addition, the programme includes advanced practical training in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI). Moreover, you will develop key skills such as scientific writing, research presentation, statistics and bioinformatics that are essential skills required by modern scientists.

The MRes in Stem Cell Neurobiology is suitable for those:

  • Wishing to gain Stem Cell Neurobiology relevant research skills before embarking on a PhD.
  • Those who require Stem Cell and/or Neuroscience related research qualifications but not necessarily a PhD to become a more competent and employable researcher.
  • Those that want to experience research before deciding on whether or not to undertake a PhD.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than a score of 6.0 in each of the four bands).

Please read our English language requirements for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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