Entry requirements

Undergraduate (first- or upper second-class) or postgraduate degree in biological sciences or closely related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore Neurosicence at a global top 100* university.

Delivered by leading Neuroscience researchers at the forefront of their field, MSc Neuroscience will allow you to advance your knowledge of brain function and dysfunction and gain experience in various cutting-edge experimental Neuroscience techniques.

You will acquire a breadth of knowledge in experimental, applied and translational Neurosciences by joining the Southampton Neuroscience Group, which is made up of biologists, psychologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and mental healthcare professionals who share a passion for studying brain function in health and disease.

You will undertake a research-based project within one of fourteen internationally renowned research labs in our purpose built Life Sciences building, and participate in interactive and experimental workshops. You will also have the opportunity to attend a national or international Neuroscience conference.

The course is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in Neuroscience or work in the Neuro-pharmaceutical industry.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 overall score minimum with a minimum of 6.0 in each skills: speaking, listening, reading, writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4732