- Gain foundational knowledge in translational neuroscience and learn how to apply this practically in an extended research project with one of our world-leading neuroscience research teams
- Develop your knowledge in molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroendocrinology, and behavioural and systems neuroscience
- Study the course in just one year, or study part-time over two or three years. Our blended (face-to-face and online) course means you benefit from the flexibility of online lectures and focused in-person teaching in small groups
- Join our world-renowned research community and benefit from teaching that is informed by the latest research
- Upon graduation you will be well placed to undertake PhD study or pursue careers within biomedical research, the NHS, teaching, Civil Service, the charity sector or medicine/veterinary medicine
Small group learning, independent learning, teamwork, collaboration and communication
Major capital investment in new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities
Vibrant and active research student community supported by excellent pastoral and academic staff
Minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent in a relevant science subject. Relevant subjects include biological sciences, medical sciences, cell biology, anatomy, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, or molecular biology.
This programme is also open to intercalating medical students who have completed at least 360 credits (CATS) of medical training.
Students with 2:1 or 1st class honours degrees in related science subjects such as psychology, sports science, physics, chemistry, natural sciences, mathematics, or statistics may be admitted at the discretion of the programme director. A personal statement, detailing your reasons for seeking to undertake this subject, will be required.
Entry requirements for international students
English language requirements
International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.
Neuroscience is transforming our understand of the brain. Taught by specialist academics, this research-led programme will give you foundational knowledge in translational Neuroscience, and allow you to apply this in a research project with one of our varied neuroscience research teams.
Taught through the lens of the contemporary research landscape, you will learn through a combination of online lectures, weekly in-person small group teaching, and workshops focused on applying your knowledge to critical appraisal of research studies. You will also undertake an extended research project to enable you to develop hands-on practical training in research techniques. This programme aims to equip you with the knowledge and transferable skills for employment or further study.
UK fees per year:
£12,700 full-time 1 year
£6,350pa part-time (2 years)
£4,250pa part-time (3 years)
International fees per year:
£29,700 full-time 1 year
£14,850pa part-time (2 years)
£9,900pa part-time (3 years)
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have Global Excellence Scholarships available for international fee paying students applying for January 2024 entry and September 2024 entry.* For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.
*Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details of eligible programmes and candidates. Awards may vary from year to year.
Teaching and research
Learning and teaching
You will learn through a combination of online lectures, weekly in-person small group teaching and workshops focused on applying your knowledge to critical appraisal of research studies. You will also undertake an extended research project to enable you to develop hands-on practical training in research techniques.
Practical laboratory sessions
Depending on your research project topic, you may have the opportunity to develop your laboratory skills in one of our world-leading biomedical research laboratories at the St Luke’s or Streatham campus or Royal Devon University Hospital Trust sites.
Employer-valued skills this course develops
In addition to subject-specific knowledge to an advanced level, the teaching and assessments across the course are integrated to provide comprehensive training in transferable skills. This programme aims to develop graduates with the following attributes:
- Subject expertise in contemporary neuroscience
- Self-directed independent learner
- Critical thinker with strong research skills
- Effective scientific communicator (written and oral)
- Further study at PhD level
- Careers in biomedical research
- Careers in the NHS
- Civil Service
- Charity sector
- Medicine or Veterinary medicine
All University of Exeter students have access to Career Zone, which gives access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.