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MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience

MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Cognitive Psychology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience is a stand-alone postgraduate course in neuroscience offering both taught and research components. This one-year neuroscience programme is aimed particularly at those who want to prepare for later studies at PhD level, clinicians and others who want graduate-level research training but for whom a full PhD might not be required or appropriate, and graduates who plan a career in translational neuroscience, including careers in the pharmaceutical industry.

This course offers both taught and research components including a project rotation, research training modules, lectures, seminars and workshops, and the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of generic skills training. Students will participate in a symposium where they will have the opportunity to present their research.

The programme is a one-year master's course with both taught and research components. Students selected onto the course will follow the structured MPhil in Basic and Translational Neuroscience research training. The aims of this one-year, full-time research training course are as follows:

  • to give the student experience of research work;
  • to expose them to a variety of laboratory environments and the balance of self-sufficiency and teamwork needed in a researcher;
  • to introduce them to the basic skills of experimental design, project management, time management etc. needed in research;
  • to familiarise the student with the practicalities of laboratory research, imparting an understanding of the nature of bench research, of record keeping and data handling, and of good laboratory practice;
  • to introduce them to basic analytical techniques needed to understand and contextualise their research;
  • to familiarise them with basic scientific writing and presentation skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£11,805

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£29,220

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2.1 Honours Degree. For this programme, applicants should already have or expect to obtain at least an upper second-class honours or equivalent in any subject relevant to the programme (including neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, molecular biology genetics, medicine, statistics, epidemiology, physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and related subjects).