Neuroscience MSci

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Description

  • Typology

    Master

  • Location

    London

  • Duration

    4 Years

Description

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
The first year consists of introductory core modules that provide a secure foundation for future work. Taking modules with other students in the UCL Faculties of Life Sciences and Brain Sciences will give you insight into related disciplines. Taking further core and optional modules in your second year will prepare you for your third and fourth years, in which you will select specialised options to suit your interests. Examples include Neural Basis of Motivation and Learning, Pain, Neurobiology of Brain Injury and Disease and Cellular Basis of Brain Function, but there are many more.
You will have the opportunity to transfer to the BSc programme at the end of year two, completing your degree in three years instead of four.
In the fourth year you will be able to join an existing research team in one of UCL's departments or institutes to conduct an extended project of original research, guided by a supervisor.

Facilities

Location

Starts

London
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Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Starts

On request

To take into account

The multidisciplinary structure of the programme allows you to draw on expertise across all life sciences. As you progress, lectures will increasingly be given by specialists who are actively involved in related research. The programme puts particular emphasis on preparing you for careers that directly involve research or require a sound understanding of its methods. UCL and its associated institutes for neuroscience research have an outstanding global reputation. We have one of the greatest concentrations of neuroscience researchers in Europe. Co-operation with UCL's Institutes of Neurology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Child Health, and the newly established Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour offers unrivalled opportunities to access research laboratories for your final-year project.

This programme will develop your literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking skills, all of which can help you gain success in fields that do not require your specific subject knowledge. Careers in neuroscience will also be open to you. Around half of our graduates choose to pursue further studies in neuroscience or a related life science. Some join one of UCL’s own MSc or PhD programmes, while others obtain PhD scholarships at major research centres worldwide. Among other advantages, the MSci programme is intended to make it easier for graduates to enter future PhD programmes at European centres of research excellence. Other career possibilities are mentioned in the Neuroscience BSc Prospectus entry.

English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required.

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4.0
  • London is a wonderful city, then, so vibrant and lively that you…It is a cosmopolitan university! It is located right in the centre of the city and has great resources which can turn out useful for students, such as the British Museum and the British Library.
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  • Philosophy and Political Science courses and i am thoroughly enjoying the refreshing change. So you should opt for the courses that you just want to whether they directly contribute.
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Elisabetta Bozzetti

4.0
13/03/2018
What I would highlight: London is a wonderful city, then, so vibrant and lively that you…It is a cosmopolitan university! It is located right in the centre of the city and has great resources which can turn out useful for students, such as the British Museum and the British Library.
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

4.0
01/04/2017
What I would highlight: Philosophy and Political Science courses and i am thoroughly enjoying the refreshing change. So you should opt for the courses that you just want to whether they directly contribute.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Neuroscience
  • Neurophysiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Human Neuroanatomy
  • Biology for Neuroscientists
  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Principles of Cellular
  • Systems Neuroscience

Course programme

YEAR 1

Core or compulsory module(s)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cells and Development
  • Chemistry for Biology Students
  • Foundations of Neurobiology
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Mammalian Physiology
Optional modules

All first-year modules are compulsory.

YEAR 2

Core or compulsory module(s)
  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Essential Molecular Biology
  • Human Neuroanatomy
  • Molecular Biology for Neuroscientists
Optional modules

You will select 2.0 credits from a wide range of options. Your selection must include:

One of the following:

  • Intermediate Pharmacology (1.0 credits)
  • Introductory Pharmacology (0.5 credits)

Plus at least one of the following:

  • Developmental Neurobiology (0.5 credits)
  • Mathematics for Science 1 (0.5 credits) / Differential and Integral Calculus (0.5 credits)
  • Perception (0.5 credits)
  • The Principles of Cellular Control (0.5 credits)
  • Systems Neuroscience (0.5 credits)

You will also select a further free option that may lie outside neuroscience.

YEAR 3

Core or compulsory module(s)
  • Individually-supervised Literature-based Project (1.0 credits)
Optional modules

You will select 3.0 credits from a wide range of advanced-level optional modules within neuroscience and related disciplines.

YEAR 4

Core or compulsory module(s)
  • Individually-supervised Master's-level Experimental Project (2.0 credits; 3.0 credits option available for selected students)
Optional modules

Currently, students select 1.0 or 2.0 credits from a wide range of Master's-level optional modules within neuroscience and related disciplines.

Your learning

Your teaching and learning will include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical classes. Some modules in year one are taught in relatively small groups, while others involve large lectures shared with students on other programmes. Practical classes play an important role throughout your studies and help prepare you for the individual research project in your final year.

Assessment

You will normally take a written examination at the end of the academic year in which you have taken each module, after obtaining up to 30% of your marks through coursework. Some introductory modules are examined by invigilated online tests throughout the year. Your final-year project will involve a written dissertation and an oral presentation.



Additional information

Overseas students Fee - £24,040 (2018/19)

Neuroscience MSci

£ 9,250 VAT inc.