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:

  • Neuronal structure and development
  • Neuropathology and glial cell biology
  • Neurophysiological and functional imaging measurements of the human brain
  • Biochemical, electrophysiological and behavioural aspects of learning, memory and attention
  • Genetic, biological and cognitive underpinnings of disorders across the lifespan, including autism, dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and ADHD.
Current/recent research projects
  • Investigating sensory and motor deficits in ADHD
  • Neurofeedback for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Cognitive deficits in Huntingdon’s disease
  • Exploring the broader autism phenotype in simplex versus multiplex autism families
Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding for more information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months
distance learning
variable months

MPhil

full time
15 months
distance learning
variable months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative support
Email
science-phd-enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 659036