M.Sc. On Campus


University of Southampton

12 months
28000 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
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Explore the brain and study all aspects of the nervous system from the molecular to the behavioural with the Neuroscience MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Help improve understanding of brain function and address key challenges facing society such as neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions.


Course Details

This Neuroscience MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is ideal if you want to pursue a career in neuroscience or work in the neuro-pharmaceutical industry, or are interested in further study.

Learn about brain function and dysfunction, and gain experience in some of the latest experimental neuroscience techniques. You’ll learn from neuroscience researchers at the forefront of their specialisms and gain a breadth of knowledge in experimental, applied and translational neuroscience.

Key areas of your learning include advanced human neuroanatomy, and neuronal and glial physiology in health and disease. This is complemented by research focused, experimental workshops covering:

  • neuro-drug discovery
  • model organisms in neurological disease
  • dementia research including iPSC-models and neuropathological studies
  • neural networks
  • behavioural neurosciences
  • cell and molecular neurobiology
  • interdisciplinary neuroscience

You’ll carry out an individual research-based project, in one of 14 research labs in our purpose-built Life Sciences building. Themes could include anything from circadian biology, ageing processes and synaptic physiology to dementia research, neuroinflammation and translational research.

You can choose optional modules such as:

  • critiques on current research seminars
  • neuroimaging
  • critical thinking

There's also an exciting opportunity to attend a national or international neuroscience conference.

Career Opportunities

  • This MSc Neuroscience gives you everything you need to begin a career in neuroscience or the neuro-pharmaceutical industry.
  • You'll also be well prepared for further study, such as postgraduate research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Current Research
  • Structure and Function of the Nervous System
  • Cellular Signalling in Health and Disease
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Neuropharmacology of CNS Disorders
  • Systems Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You'll need a 2:1 degree in biological sciences or a closely related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £28,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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