Taught course


The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a biological or medical sciences discipline. Exceptional applicants with a 2:2 with some research experience or equivalence would also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will offer you the opportunity to get actively involved in two neuroscience research projects, through your research placements. This will allow you to join first class research groups and gain first-hand experience of the day-to-day operation of neuroscience laboratory. Neuroscience research at the University of Manchester is rather diverse, spanning from the molecular processes of neuroinflammation, to neurodegenerative disease, the neuronal clocks responsible for the circadian rhythms, to 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 the Neuroscience Research Seminars, in which internationally renowned experts present their recent findings.

Information for international students

For MSc applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 in each component, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgradaute Admissions Administrator
0161 275 5032