Taught course

Experimental Neuroscience

Imperial College London · Neuroscience and Mental Health

Entry requirements

First degree in a science subject (at least an upper second) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification if obtained outside the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of this one-year full-time course is to provide you with a broad research training in neuroscience, which will prepare you for PhD studies and enable you to make a more informed choice for your research.

You will complete three projects during the year, designed to give you practical experience of laboratory research, and chosen to cover a wide range of skills. Projects are provided by academics who are leaders in their fields of research and cover a wide range of disciplines including:

  • cell and molecular biology
  • genetics
  • neuropathology
  • imaging

You will also be required to write three mini-dissertations on set topics covering all aspects of neuroscience.

On completion of the course you should have an understanding of the basic and applied aspects of research in the field of neuroscience and a range of transferable skills.

The skills acquired will also be of value for those wishing to pursue a career in clinical service, industry or scientific publishing.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation55 (6000 words)
Oral Presentation20

Course contact details

Professor Stephen Gentleman
020 7594 7024