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MPhil in Biological Science (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

MPhil in Biological Science (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Physiology (Human) Biology (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN) offers excellent opportunities and facilities for training in research, leading to the MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree.

The MPhil in Biological Sciences (PDN) is a full-time research degree. Students also attend relevant lectures and seminars and participate in skills development training activities organised by the department and the Graduate School of Life Sciences. The main aims of the course are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at the first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under close supervision; and
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Students usually start their project in October and submit a thesis of not more than 20,000 words by the end of August. We also accept students to start in January and April.

By the end of the MPhil, students will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies; and
  • demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,589

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£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.