University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Neuroscience (Clinical)

Research in clinical neurosciences is carried out in 4 closely collaborating units: neurosurgery, neurology Unit, Cambridge centre for brain repair and Wolfson brain imaging centre; neurosurgery unit: has specialised interests in acute brain injury and in the dynamics of the cerebral circulation as well as in the role of stem cells in recovery of brain damage; neurology unit: applications from those intending a career in academic clinical neurology are particularly welcome; research interests include the clinical neuroscience of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia and stroke using the techniques of genetics, cell and molecular biology, immunology, brain imaging and epidemiology; Cambridge centre for brain repair: focused on the mechanisms of brain damage and strategies for neural regeneration; topics include: the biology of glial cells; processes underlying axonopathy; strategies to encourage regrowth of cells and axons in damaged brains; the function of stem cells in neural regeneration and adult neurogenesis; Wolfson brain imaging centre: conducts research in the development and application of advanced imaging techniques using Positron Emission Tomography (GE advance, GE cyclotron, CTI-concorde microPET), magnetic resonance imaging (Bruker 3T wholebody MRI), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy; active programmes exist with opportunities for chemists, pharmacologists, biologists, physicists, computer scientists and clinicians.

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate their proficiency via a formal test (IELTS: overall score 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each element; TOEFL 600 with test of written English 5.0).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on individually-supervised research projects leading to a thesis and oral examination.

Sponsorship information

MRC; Wellcome; MS Society.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 23,889 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 23,889 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,362 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 23,808 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 23,808 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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