Research course

Behavioural Neuroscience

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a related subject relevant to the chosen research area.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Behavioural Neuroscience group investigates the fundamental learning and memory processes that form the fabric of our mental life. Behavioural, psychopharmacological, neuroanatomical and genetic approaches are used to understand the mechanics of learning and its underlying biology. We also examine higher order processes, such as the dependence of learned associations on context. This understanding of learning is also applied to the clinical study of diseases in which associative processes are disordered. For example, in schizophrenia, we find that learning occurs inappropriately about stimuli that would normally be treated as irrelevant, redundant or in some other way indistinct.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

International applicants will need to provide evidence to the University that they have adequate means of support. If you would like more information concerning visas, funding etc please contact the University's International Office. English requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Psychology's web pages.

For information on opportunities for funding for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 846 7238