University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Behavioural Neuroscience

The research group investigates the fundamental learning and memory processes that form the fabric of our mental life; behavioural, psychopharmacological, neuroanatomical and genetic approaches are used to understand the mechanics of learning and its underlying biology; the course also examines higher order processes, such as the dependence of learned associations on context; this understanding of learning is also applied to the clinical study of diseases in which associative processes are disordered; (in schizophrenia, research finds that learning occurs inappropriately about stimuli that would normally be treated as irrelevant, redundant or in some other way indistinct).

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related degree.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 18,210 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,025 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 18,210 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5361