Taught course

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

University of Reading · School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

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Entry requirements

Normally a good first or second class UK honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in an appropriate biological science or related degree, although those with relevant experience are also considered.

Months of entry


Course content

We have ​an established global reputation for research in neuroscience disciplines, fantastic research facilities and research projects which ensure your employability. MSc by Research Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience is an excellent course to start your career.

Study at an established global reputation for research for research in neuroscience disciplines including neurodegeneration, models of CNS disease, electrophysiology, regenerative medicine and stem-cell biology, behavioural neuroscience, cell-based assay, microscopy, molecular biology, cell culture and immunohistology.

You will have access to incredible facilities, including the £17 million Hopkins Building including electrophysiology and microscopy suites, Biological Resource Unit housing, full facilities for conducting research with cell cultures and biological tissues and state-of-the-art assay equipment.

Our strong links with national and international pharmaceutical industry gives you access to industrial laboratories and facilities to support your research. Many of our staff hold external appointments at various national and international research committees which provide you with additional opportunities for participation in conferences and other networking events.

We also encourage a collaborative working environment across the University giving you access to further knowledge and experience. In particular, the School of Pharmacy has strong collaborative links with Departments of Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, School of Biological Sciences and Agriculture.

You will be trained in a wide range of skills and experimental techniques, relevant to many industries, including pharmaceutical, food, healthcare and medical devices.

The projects you work on will be geared towards the needs of academic, industry and charity research priorities to ensure you receive a wide range of experiences give you maximum employability.

Strong links with the biomedical industry have provided previous students with working on collaborative research at overseas institutions.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,860 per year
International students
£22,210 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team