University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Neuroscience

MSc Neuroscience students advance their knowledge of brain function and dysfunction gaining a variety of cutting edge experimental neuroscience techniques including use of model organisms, electrophysiology, stem cell technology, human brain tissue and computational neuroscience. Undertaking an in-depth project, students develop rigorous research and analytical skills while engaging with current scientific discussion and debate. There is a strong taught component with modules in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, glial biology, neuropharmacology, behavioural, translational and interdisciplinary neurosciences, neurodegenerative disease and drug discovery. It is ideal for those students looking to focus on neurosciences with a view to seeking careers in academic research, the pharmaceutical industry, and allied areas within business and science communication.

Entry requirements

MSc: Undergraduate (first- or upper second-class) or postgraduate degree in biological sciences or closely related discipline.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Structure and function of the nervous system; synaptic function in health and disease; glial development and biology; advanced research project; current research; advanced neuroscience. Optional modules: Skills in molecular bioscience; biological optical imaging; neuropharmacology of CNS disorders; neurodegenerative disease; cellular and molecular neuroscience; systems neuroscience; molecular pharmacology.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment and written examinations at the end of each semester to test your knowledge and understanding of the lecture and tutorial material. Continuous assessment is based on performance in tutorials, practicals and projects including dissertations and presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,578 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 11,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone number: 
02380595000