University of Sussex

University of Sussex


This course is ideal for you if you have a strong academic record in neuroscience or a closely related discipline and wish to specialise and strengthen your knowledge of the subject and to gain laboratory experience before moving to a research career. You benefit from being taught by faculty in one of the most interconnected neuroscience communities in the UK. This MRes is taught by academics from the School of Life Sciences, the School of Psychology, the Department of Informatics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Studies, bringing together over 50 Sussex Neuroscience research groups.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree in psychology, neuroscience or a closely related subject.

Course modules

Autumn term: neuroscience research plan; neuroscience research project I. Spring term: neuroscience research project II. Throughout the year, you take: current topics in neuroscience; and also choose 4 options from a list including: adaptive systems; advanced research methods in neuroscience; advanced research methods in psychology; artificial life; computational neuroscience; drug addiction and its treatment; ethics, philosophy and methods of research; functional magnetic resonance imaging; intelligence in animals and machines; linear models in statistics; machine learning; neural networks; neuroscience of consciousness; social neuroscience; topics in cognitive neuroscience.

Assessment methods

The taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods including term papers, presentations and unseen examinations. The project is assessed by a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

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