Research course


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

Entry requirements

Minimum UK 2:1 first degree/overseas equivalent in an appropriate subject; or an appropriate registration qualification awarded by a university in medicine/overseas equivalent; or an appropriate graduate degree; or an approved professional or other qualification obtained by written examination. Certain studentships subject to eligibility.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The Department of Neuroscience consists of the Section of Neuroscience and the Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behavior. It also hosts the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research. Professor Noel Buckley is the head of the Department of Neuroscience.

The main focus of the Section of Neuroscience's research is to further understanding of the molecular basis of neurodegeneration, focusing on the way the brain degenerates in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, and the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

The MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research generally has two or three MRC-funded studentships each year, as well as a number of studentships funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Alzheimer's Research Trust and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Samantha Smith
+44 (0)20 7848 0259