12 months
22900 GBP/year
10400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Molecular Neuroscience programme at the University of Bristol provides intensive training in the neurosciences as they relate to the physiologic function and behaviour of the organism

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It builds on the broad research strengths of recognised scientists, particularly in basic and clinical neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, neuroendocrinology, behaviour, neurodegeneration and stress. Guest lecturers from other universities bring their specialist and advanced knowledge to the programme.

Throughout the MSc in Molecular Neuroscience programme at University of Bristol , basic principles will be taught and illustrated in the context of various brain diseases, including psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. A practical and a research project will give you valuable experience in experimental neuroscience. Importantly, tutorials and presentations will also help to develop your communication skills.

The MSc will appeal to graduates looking to embark on subsequent PhD studies as well as to those with a medical training who want to diversify into research. With this master's, you could also develop a further career in industry, the health service, science communication and clinical trials coordination.


The MSc in Molecular Neuroscience can open up a number of different career paths. Many graduates of the programme have secured PhD studentships here in the UK or in other parts of the world, including the US, Australia and Germany. This often leads to a career in research or academia (eg as a research assistant or research associate, teaching fellow, lecturer).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Signalling
  • Gene Expression in the Brain
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neurodegeneration: Symptoms, molecular mechanisms and therapies
  • Integrative Molecular Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class (or exceptionally, a lower second-class) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject (eg a biological, health or related science subject, medicine or psychology).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: £5,200

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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