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 that you will be able to make a fully informed decision about the major research focus of the remaining three years of your PhD. Bristol is a fantastic place to live, with a lively neuroscience student community that creates and is involved in several groups and activities.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: A first or upper second-class honours degree or master's degree in a biomedical or life science discipline. Other closely related disciplines can be considered (eg 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). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

This programme is fully funded by the Wellcome Trust. The trust provides funding to cover PhD programme fees at UK/EU student rate, research expenses, a stipend for living expenses, contribution towards travel and a contribution towards transferable-skills training. Applications are welcomed from international students and the University has agreed in some circumstances to waive the international fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 21,700 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Director of Graduate Studies (Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01173311599