Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least 2:1 (hons), or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline which would normally be one of the biological or biomedical sciences, but a natural sciences or engineering graduate will be considered subject to evidence of biological knowledge at an appropriate level. Subject to University regulations MBChB or BDS students who had completed 3 years of study may intercalate if eligible.

Months of entry


Course content

Help advance understanding of the nervous system by training in cutting-edge neuroscience techniques

Our research seeks to understand how the nervous system, the most complex and highly organised part of the body, can generate perception, thoughts, and behaviour. We then apply this understanding to seek solutions to real-world problems such as promoting healthy ageing, stroke recovery and spinal cord injury repair.

To address such neuroscientific problems, this one-year MRes will enable you to spend a proportion of your time in an active laboratory, learning and applying innovative techniques. Have a look through the areas listed on the Neur@L pages and consider which research team you could contribute to – this will be useful when presenting your supporting statement when applying. If you do not see an exact match but have an idea of what you would like to pursue please contact the programme leader – Dr Samit Chakrabarty.

Find out more about our Neuroscience research.

Learn more via the course page.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Biological Sciences Postgraduate Admissions
+44(0)113 343 3021