We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:
- biological sciences
- medical sciences
With sufficient evidence of relevant units taken related to neuroscience.
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
Our MSc Neuroscience course will give you the opportunity to get actively involved in neuroscience research through a research placement.
You will learn through an interactive approach involving seminars, workshops and small group tutorials rather than traditional lectures. You will also undertake your own research project, which will allow you to join first class research groups and gain first-hand experience of the day-to-day operation of a neuroscience laboratory.
You will gain research experience and professional skills - perhaps in a different area to your first degree - before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research. This will allow you to make an informed choice about the research area you want to go into.
You choose the laboratory placement from a list provided by your programme director. 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.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 543 4693