University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Neuroscience (Life Sciences)

This course delivers a wide range of projects focused on research into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal regulation and neurodegeneration in the CNS and PNS; a major focus is to understand processes of neurodegeneration in order to uncover aetiology or treat the common diseases of the nervous system, for example: Alzheimers; parkinsons disease; and stroke; there are also several groups studying how the brain controls complex behaviours such as feeding and sleeping.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject; 2.2 Honours degree supplemented by appropriate relevant experience may be acceptable; IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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