Taught course


Trinity College Dublin · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to hold at least a second class honours degree in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Medicine or other disciplines within the Health Sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research.

Instruction for the course consists of approximately 200 contact hours over two academic Terms to include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, journal club workshops and student-based seminars. Modules are assessed by a mixture of in course assessment and written examinations.

Specialist modules covered include:

  • Form and Function of the Nervous System
  • Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Drug Development
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Experimental Neuroscience
  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Literature review
  • Neural Engineering
  • Neuroimaging
  • Current Experimental Techiques
  • Experimental Research Skills
  • Statistical Skills
  • Journal Club
  • Research Project

The third term consists of a Research Project on some novel aspect of Neuroscience.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience