Research course

Neuroscience and Behaviour

Open University · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


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
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

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