Taught course


University of St Andrews · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (typically 2.1 or higher, or equivalent) in a science-related subject (e.g. neuroscience, physics, biology, psychology, computer science). Candidates with other suitable and equivalent qualifications such as relevant work experience or research accomplishments will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Neuroscience is designed to provide advanced training in neuroscience research. Students conduct a year-long research project and learn relevant techniques and skills through course work. The overall aim is to give students the necessary skill set to succeed as independent research scientists.


  • Intensive week-long introductory module prepares students for the course before the start of Semester 1.
  • The course includes a streamlined taught component.
  • Students have the opportunity to conduct a year-long project in a single laboratory.

Teaching format

The course begins with a week-long intensive module which continues during Semester 1 with a weekly seminar series. Over two semesters, students will also complete two additional Honours-level modules.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practicals and guided independent study. The modules are assessed principally by written work and oral presentations.

During Semester 1 and 2, and during the summer months, students will conduct an original research project culminating in a written thesis, which forms the main component of assessed work.

Application deadline

1 April 2017; applications submitted after this date will be accepted, but may not receive equal consideration. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.

Information for international students

Applicants should have an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2157