Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2.2 or above in a relevant scientific discipline, such as Psychology, Biology, Zoology, Neurobiology/Neuroscience or Animal Behaviour

or

  • equivalent professional qualifications and experience

Additional information

  • International students will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Gain advanced knowledge of the neural, pharmacological and physiological mechanisms underlying behaviour and the approaches used to study them.

  • Explore brain and behaviour presented in a holistic and neuroscientific context, covering a broad range of topics
  • Study on a course taught by research-active staff who are experts in their field
  • Gain practical experience with cutting edge neuroscientific techniques
  • Acquire skills, knowledge and practical experience directly relevant to a research career
  • Enjoy both research- and student-led learning methods
  • Conduct a research project covering the full ‘research arc’ from study conception to dissemination

Neuroscientific research aims to understand healthy brain function as well as disorders of brain and behaviour in both humans and animals. As a relatively new field of study, which has only been recognised in its own right since the 20th century, it has benefited greatly in recent decades from novel technologies and has diverse applications including education, law and artificial intelligence.

This Masters in Brain and Behaviour covers the true breadth of this multidisciplinary field, from ion channels to human behaviour. Through hands on experiential learning, you will gain a cutting-edge grasp of nervous system structure and function and an appreciation of the field's real life applications in the clinic and beyond.

You will develop key transferable skills in the design, analysis and presentation of neuroscientific and behavioural studies, equipping you with a strong foundation for pursuing a career in a range of research settings in both academia and the private sector.

You will study in state-of-the-art facilities, including psychology and neuroscience labs within the purpose-built Tom Reilly Building including: fNIRS; 64 and 128 channel EEG; psychophysiological measuring equipment, including Skin Conductance (SC), heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG); Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS); Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS); TOBI eye tracker and fully equipped sensory testing laboratories. You will also be based in the Life Sciences Building, which features brand new, fully equipped molecular and cellular biology laboratories for conducting: gene sequencing and DNA expression analysis; protein expression analysis; metabolite analysis and tissue culture labs.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,100
International students
£14,450

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 2319