Research course

Neuroscience and Behaviour

Institution
Open University · Department of Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) or an appropriate first degree and postgraduate qualification.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our research focuses on the fundamentals of neurobiology and how they relate to disease conditions and behaviour. Key themes of our research include:

  • Atypical cognition - encompassing research in conditions such as dementia and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as the neurobiology of mental health
  • Autism
  • Learning, memory and attention
  • Neurodegeneration - focusing on the genetic, biological and cognitive underpinnings of disorders across the lifespan, including autism, dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and ADHD
  • Neurophysiology and neuropathology
  • Neurovascular biology - focusing on neurovascular architecture and disorders of the neurovascular system.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Administrative Support
Email
STEM-LHCS-Admin@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655808