University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Neural Dynamics

Neural dynamics is the study of the nervous system's remarkable capacity to change and, at a systems level, the dynamic interplay between integration and segregation of brain regions that enables all aspects of behaviour, including learning, memory, homeostasis and sensorimotor control. The Wellcome Trust PhD programme is different to a traditional PhD route, in that it provides you with a year of taught units and two extensive research projects before you embark on your primary research focus. This innovative structure presents an opportunity to explore several areas of neural dynamics research, giving you a broad understanding of the foundations underpinning your core interests. This means you can make a fully informed decision about the major research focus of the remaining three years of your PhD.

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class undergraduate degree or Master's degree in a biomedical science discipline or a relevant theoretical discipline (mathematics, computer science or physics). You should also have some background in mathematics or computer science, eg A-levels or application of mathematical modelling/computational methods in undergraduate research. Crucially, we are looking for talented and motivated students who are willing to take up the many varied challenges in neural dynamics and are open to learning about new disciplines and working across different fields.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administration
Telephone number: 
0117 331 1535