Neuroscience MSc

In Brighton

£ 10,250 VAT inc.


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  • Duration

    1 Year


Neuroscience brings together scientists with a wide range of skills and backgrounds to examine fundamental aspects of our brains and behaviour, and to develop new drugs and therapies to treat some of the most feared and debilitating diseases.

Choosing from our wide range of lecture modules, you have the opportunity to focus on areas of particular interest in this fast-paced field. The practical research project provides up to six months’ experience in one of our interdisciplinary laboratories, giving you the experience you need for a career in neuroscience.




Brighton (East Sussex)
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Sussex House, BN1 9RH


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To take into account

Graduating from this course will put you in a strong position to move into doctoral study, as well as industrial research and related fields such as human-computer interaction and healthcare. Graduate destinations 95% of students from the School of Life Sciences (excluding Chemistry) were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent School of Life Sciences graduates have gone on to jobs including: commissioning editor, Royal Society Of Chemistry grants adviser, Wellcome Trust postdoctoral researcher, Cancer Research UK.

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

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  • Neuroscience
  • Research
  • Techniques
  • Statistics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Methods
  • Biochemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Transmission

Course programme


These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
  • Advanced Techniques in Neuroscience
  • Current Topics in Research
  • Life Sciences Master of Science Research Project
  • Life Sciences Master of Science Research Proposal

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.
  • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
  • Foundations of Neuroscience
  • Advanced Methods in Molecular Research
  • An Adventure in Statistics
  • Drug Addiction and its Treatment
  • Drugs, Brain and Behaviour
  • Ethics, Philosophy and Methods of Research
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Genome Stability, Genetic Diseases and Cancer
  • Intelligence in Animals and Machines
  • Introduction to Genes and Biochemistry
  • Mathematics and Computational Methods for Complex Systems
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neuronal Plasticity and Gene Regulation
  • Neuronal Transduction and Transmission
  • Neuroscience of Consciousness
  • Sensory Function and Computation
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Structure and Function in the Brain
  • Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience

Additional information

International students: £20,750 per year

Neuroscience MSc

£ 10,250 VAT inc.