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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

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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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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