Taught course

Applied Neuroscience

King's College London · Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

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Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours in any subject. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Candidates who achieved a 2:2 in their undergraduate degree will need to support their application with a one page personal statement and an academic reference.

Professional qualifications in an applied area including nursing or other non-medical health profession, counselling, psychotherapy or education may be considered.

Applicants must have a pass (grades A* - C) in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. Applicants presenting with demonstrable significant work experience in a related area may be considered. Such applicants must demonstrate competency by passing the Biological Foundations module in order to progress onto the postgraduate diploma or full MSc qualification.

Months of entry

January, March, May, June, September, October

Course content

The Applied Neuroscience course provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the neuroscientific field, and will provide opportunities for students to develop specific interests in the applied neuroscience areas of psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, neuroimaging and how neuroscience can impact society.

This 100 per cent online neuroscience course draws upon the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise and experience across the world-renowned IoPPN.

From this course you will:

  • Gain a solid foundation of concepts and theories underpinning our current understanding of the neuroscientific and psychological foundations of mental health.
  • Explore basic neuroscience techniques, and how they are used to study disease mechanisms and help improve treatments.
  • Gain an understanding of how the brain develops, how it works and how this can relate to mental health problems by studying anatomy, wiring and the cellular makeup of the brain.
  • Learn about the latest, cutting edge neuroscientific research being carried out at the IoPPN.
  • Explore the psychological and neuroscientific basis of key mental health diagnoses.
  • Develop an understanding of how studies on gene and proteins through to cells and neural networks can be used to understand the mechanisms underpinning neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases.
  • Understand how technological advances and cross-disciplinary expertise can enhance our understanding of brain function and aid treatment development.
  • Get an insight into the ways neuroscience impacts social problems and behaviours.
  • Acquire an advanced understanding of the scientific method in designing, developing and conducting academic research enabling the development of specialised research knowledge.
  • Select two 15-credit optional modules depending on your area of interest.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    16-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Online Enrolment Service