24 months
18450 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration programme from University of Liverpool has recognised expertise in all aspects of modern physiology ranging from the regulation of gene expression to cell, tissue and whole organism biology.

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A leading international centre for research into the fundamental principles of human physiology. 

The experimental approaches of the Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration programme from University of Liverpool involve biochemical, behavioural, electrophysiological, molecular, structural and imaging techniques applied to mammalian cell systems and also to model organisms such as Caenorhabdities elegans and Drosophila melanogaster. We complement these studies with work at the level of the individual protein and also by studying conserved mechanisms in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Together these research programs provide an exciting and dynamic research environment which benefits from increasing collaboration with The Liverpool Neuroscience group, including clinicians working in neurology.


The research infrastructure of the Institute of Translational Medicine is designed to give researchers access to world class facilities in the best possible environment.

Our centres, facilities and resources give us the ability to drive biomedical research from patient samples to the laboratory bench and vice versa from newly generated drug compounds into clinical trials. They provide powerful, productive collaborations between experts within the University and organisations worldwide.

Programme Structure

Research areas specifically focus on:

  • Neuronal cell and synaptic biology
  • Mechanisms underlying the exocytotic release of neurotransmitters
  • Formation of neuronal cytoskeleton and neuronal networks during development
  • State-of art imaging and optogenetic techniques in primary neurons
  • Structural basis for target protein recognition by neuronal calcium-binding proteins, including how neuronal calcium signals are translated into physiological responses by calcium sensor proteins
  • Role of heat-shock and other neuronal chaperone proteins in protection from damaging challenge (e.g. alcohol or nicotine exposure) and from neurodegeneration (such as Alzheimer’s disease)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are open all year round.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants for postgraduate research study at Liverpool are normally expected to hold a UK first degree with a First Class or Upper Second Class degree classification, or a Second Class degree plus a Master’s degree. Equivalent international qualifications are also accepted, and their equivalence will be evaluated on the basis of the information provided by the National Academic Recognition and Information Centre (NARIC) as well as internal guidance based on our experience of a qualification’s suitability as a preparation for our programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18450 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/International lab based: £24,250


  • National - £2,250
  • EU/International - £12,125 (lab based), £9,225 (non Lab based)

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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