UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Brain Sciences

Students gain an understanding of the human brain and its disorders from the molecular to systems level that will reflect the interdisciplinary breadth of cutting-edge research in brain sciences conducted at UCL; students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of core personal and professional skills that underpin excellence in research.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor of Science degree from a UK university in an appropriate scientific discipline (such as neuroscience, cognitive science, biological and biomedical science, medicine, anatomy, physiology, psychology, computer science) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Preference will be given to applicants who have both core knowledge of direct relevance to the programme and relevant expertise and skills in empirical research.

Course modules

Modules: research methods 1; research methods 2; contemporary topics in brain sciences research; dissertation. Optional modules: cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease; introduction to the brain and imaging the brain; structure and measurement of the human brain; introduction to cognitive science; principles of cognition; molecular pharmacology; developmental neurobiology; receptors and synaptic signalling.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, independent study, journal clubs, independent and collaborative problem-based tasks, practical demonstrations and classes, computational work, and a supervised empirical research project. Assessment is through online tasks, unseen written examinations, essays, oral presentations, research-based tasks and a primary research article.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,840 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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