Taught course

Basic and Translational Neuroscience

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Applications are considered as they are received.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The programme is a one-year Masters course with both taught and research components. Students selected onto the course will follow the structured MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience research training. The aims of this one-year, full-time research training course are as follows:

  • to give the student experience of research work;
  • to expose them to a variety of laboratory environments and the balance of self sufficiency and team work needed in a researcher;
  • to introduce them to the basic skills of experimental design, project management, time management etc. needed in research;
  • to familiarise the student with the practicalities of laboratory research, imparting an understanding of the nature of bench research, of record keeping and data handling and of good laboratory practice;
  • to introduce them to basic analytical techniques needed to understand and contextualise their research;
  • to familiarise them with basic scientific writing and presentation skills.

The additional objectives that are specific to this programme will be:

  • to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds into neuroscience by providing a taught module with a basic overview of neuroscience;
  • provide students thorough training in neuroscience methods, data analysis and statistics techniques;
  • give students the necessary basic but broad understanding of neuroscience to prepare them for future PhD studies;
  • provide students with adequate experience in neuroscience research to enable them to make an informed choice of PhD project if they so wish.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Admissions
Email
graduate.admissions@admin.cam.ac.uk
Phone
+44 1223 337733