Taught course

Applied Neuroscience

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2) degree OR an equivalent degree (full details of suitable equivalent degrees available on the University of Dundee website). Your degree should be in a relevant subject for studying the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers the opportunity for students with undergraduate degrees in relevant subjects, such as biological sciences or psychology, to convert their studies to the neuroscience field and acquire the knowledge and skills required for a career in neuroscience.

You will be taught by non-clinical and clinical neuroscientists, and internationally-renowned researchers exploring topics that range from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. You will have access to well-equipped laboratories and the oppotunity to experience cutting-edge research techniques.

Whether you have a background in neuroscience or not, this course can be tailored to suit you. The first module, Foundations in Neuroscience, covers the fundamentals enabling you to develop an understanding of important concepts.

If you already have knowledge of the fundamentals of neuroscience, we offer the opportunity to explore specific topics in more detail, including optional modules in psychology.

Core modules throughout the course will cover topics such as:

  • research methods and statistics
  • mechanisms of memory formation
  • neurodegenerative disorders
  • neurobiology of mental health
  • addiction
  • pain

They will also cover the exciting technologies used in contemporary neuroscience research.

Following the taught component of the course, we will support you to develop and complete a four-month research project that aligns with your longer-term career goals.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Stephen Martin