Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a biological, psychological or physical sciences subject area. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Our interdisciplinary neuroscience research community is one of the largest in the UK. Spend your first year doing rotations in different laboratories and taking taught modules across a wide range of neuroscience fields, strengthening your research training before choosing a PhD project.

This competitive four-year PhD Programme is for you if you wish to deepen your expertise in neuroscience before choosing your primary research focus, or if you’re coming to neuroscience with a background in the psychological or physical sciences.


We offer research projects in a wide range of areas:

  • cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • cognitive and behavioural neuroscience
  • circuits, systems and computational neuroscience
  • translational and clinical neuroscience.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
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