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Neuroscience (Biomedical Sciences - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) PhD

Neuroscience (Biomedical Sciences - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) PhD

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 3 years | 11-JAN-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

11-JAN-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Research profile

The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences (CDBS) carries out research at molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural levels to understand fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to brain and body function in health and disease.

CDBS investigators exploit rapid advances in the enabling technologies available from genomics, proteomics, imaging, informatics, and in-vivo analysis to understand the function of gene products at the cell, organ and whole-animal level, and to understand cognition and behaviour at the systems, circuit, cellular and molecular level.

They also exploit the most appropriate model organisms/systems to investigate the delicate balance between high biomedical relevance (for example human, mouse, rat) and high genetic power (such as C. elegans, drosophila and zebrafish).

Research encompasses the study of the central and peripheral nervous systems, at multiple levels of analysis, from the molecular and cellular levels through to cognitive neuroscience, brain imaging, and behavioural neuroscience.

PhD

We normally have about 20 Neuroscience PhD students on this programme at any given time, plus others on the Wellcome Trust Translational Neuroscience PhD programme.

Postgraduate students carry out their studies within a research group under the supervision of an academic staff member (their ‘primary’ supervisor). In addition, students are assigned a personal PhD thesis committee comprising their primary supervisor, one or more assistant supervisors and a thesis committee chair, who provide advice and mentoring, and monitor progress. Supervisors maintain the highest standards of research training with a strong research output in leading international journals.

Students attend research seminars and are strongly encouraged to attend generic skills training programmes provided by the Institute of Academic Development. Students have the opportunity to act as demonstrators for undergraduate teaching. In their first year, some students may also have the opportunity of participating in relevant taught modules of a number of associated MSc courses.

All students are encouraged to present their findings at national and international conferences and to publish their findings in international journals, in advance of submission of their PhD theses for examination.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.