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Key information

Qualification type

DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type


Course Summary

The Neuroscience division pursues a broad range of neurobiological research, spanning from the molecular to the behavioural levels. Research areas include: neuronal development, molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurophysiology, synaptic plasticity, learning and memory, and neurodegeneration and the ageing nervous system. We strive to integrate our research to provide a better understanding of the function of the healthy nervous system and the mechanisms leading to neurological disease states. A primary objective is to translate our knowledge into pharmacological and cell based therapies and improved clinical practice.

The Division is a member of the Cardiff Neuroscience Centre (CNC), which brings together research in neuroscience, psychology and psychiatric genetics and genomics. The spectrum of research activities include: neural differentiation of human and mouse stem cells; gene regulation in response to physiological stimuli; cellular and neuronal network mechanisms of sleep; mood stabilizers and the cellular basis of bipolar mood disorder; advanced optical techniques for imaging dendritic spines and calcium dynamics; ghrelin and the regulation of neuroendocrine processes; functional differentiation of adult peripheral sensory neurons; intracellular signalling in learning and memory; mechanisms of neuronal plasticity in the cerebral cortex; neuro-imaging of plasticity and sensory processing; plasticity in the developing visual system; molecular, cellular and neural processes of long-term and emotional memory; cellular, genetic and neuronal network mechanisms of epilepsy; ageing in the autonomic nervous system; cell based therapies for Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease; cellular and molecular mechansims of memory dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders; developing iPSC-derived neurons as a cell therapy for neuropsychiatric diseases; BDNF as a therapeutic target in mental disorders; pathophysiology of Autism.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 2 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This Russell Group university has over 8,600 postgraduate students and was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Cardiff has over 4,000 international (non-EU) students every year, with more than half of those pursuing postgraduate studies. Its main Cathays Park campus is located in the city centre, with a second campus shared with the University...more