King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Developmental Neurobiology

This course explores the development of the nervous system, at the molecular and cellular level to understand the mechanisms that promote and limit regenerative processes; the work gives students insights into the molecular mechanisms that either directly cause a range of neurodegenerative diseases or limit regeneration following injury to the nervous system.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in molecular or cellular biology; previous experience of developmental and/or neurobiology. A 2.2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with merit.

Course modules

Research explores: genetic, molecular and cellular bases of neural tube regionalisation; regulation of neural crest and placode development; patterning and specification of cranial motor neurons; axon guidance and targeting; molecular mechanisms of axon growth and regeneration; mechanisms of gene regulation in the nervous system; development of visual pathways and function; synaptic plasticity and development.

Sponsorship information

AHRC; scholarships; various Graduate School and School of Arts and Humanities studentships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Guy's Campus Southwark SE1 1UL South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Centre at Guy's Campus
Telephone number: 
020 7848 8393