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MSc Neuroscience - 2023 entry

Please note: The below is for 2023 entries. Click here for 2022 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year blended full time
2 or 3 years blended part time
Entry year 2023
Campus

Streatham and St Luke's

Discipline Healthcare and Medicine
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Typical offer

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2:2 honours degree in relevant subject.

Contextual offers

Overview

  • 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

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Contact

Programme Directors: Dr Emma Dempster / Dr Talitha Kerrigan

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

Small group learning, independent learning, teamwork, collaboration and communication

Research-inspired teaching

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 

Entry requirements

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 B. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

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.

Fees

2023/24 entry

UK fees per year:

£11,500 full-time 1 year
£5,750pa part-time (2 years)
£3,900pa part-time (3 years)

International fees per year:

£27,000 full-time 1 year
£13,500pa part-time (2 years)

Scholarships

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* for international fee paying students.

For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

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.

Careers

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)

Career paths

  • Further study at PhD level
  • Careers in biomedical research
  • Careers in the NHS
  • Teaching
  • Civil Service
  • Charity sector
  • Medicine or Veterinary medicine

Careers support

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.

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