Taught course


The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree or the overseas equivalent in a biological or medical sciences discipline, with sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. Exceptional applicants with a Lower Second with some research experience or equivalence would also be considered.

We are generally unable to consider applicants with an undergraduate degree in psychology due to the lab skills required for this course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Neuroscience course will give you the opportunity to get actively involved in two neuroscience research projects through research placements.

This will allow you to join first class research groups and gain first-hand experience of the day-to-day operation of a neuroscience laboratory.

Neuroscience research at Manchester is diverse, ranging from the molecular processes of neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disease to the neuronal clocks responsible for the circadian rhythms and the theoretical and experimental study of how networks of neurons implement brain functions such as sensory processing and motor control.

You will also benefit from being exposed to neuroscience research seminars, in which internationally renowned experts present their recent findings.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, we require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and 6.5 in each component, or TOEFL 90 (internet based) with a minimum of 22 in each component.

If you are to attend a pre-sessional English course at our University Language Centre prior to the start of your course, a UKVI Approved Secure English Language Test may be required for the purpose of your Tier 4 visa application. For details, please see requirements from our University Language Centre.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For more details, see entry requirements from your country .

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 5439