Neuroscience, M.Sc. | The University of Exeter | Exeter, United Kingdom
12 months
27000 GBP/year
11500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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By taking the Neuroscience programme from The University of Exeter, you gain foundational knowledge in translational neuroscience and learn how to apply this practically in an extended research project with one of our world-leading neuroscience research teams

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  • Develop your knowledge in molecular and cellular neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroendocrinology, and behavioural and systems neuroscience.
  • Study the course in just one year, or study part-time over two or three years. Our blended (face-to-face and online) course means you benefit from the flexibility of online lectures and focused in-person teaching in small groups.
  • Join our world-renowned research community and benefit from teaching that is informed by the latest research.
  • Upon graduation you will be well placed to undertake PhD study or pursue careers within biomedical research, the NHS, teaching, Civil Service, the charity sector or medicine/veterinary medicine.


In addition to subject-specific knowledge to an advanced level, the teaching and assessments across the course are integrated to provide comprehensive training in transferable skills. This Neuroscience programme from The University of Exeter  aims to develop graduates with the following attributes:

  • Subject expertise in contemporary neuroscience
  • Self-directed independent learner
  • Critical thinker with strong research skills
  • Effective scientific communicator (written and oral)

Career paths

  • Further study at PhD level
  • Careers in biomedical research
  • Careers in the NHS
  • Teaching
  • Civil Service
  • Charity sector
  • Medicine or Veterinary medicine

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
  • Seminars in Neuroscience
  • Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience
  • Neurodegenerative disease - bench to bedside
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neuroscience Research Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application to Postgraduate study, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible,


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent in a relevant science subject. Relevant subjects include biological sciences, medical sciences, cell biology, anatomy, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, or molecular biology.
  • This programme is also open to intercalating medical students who have completed at least 360 credits (CATS) of medical training.
  • Students with 2:1 or 1st class honours degrees in related science subjects such as psychology, sports science, physics, chemistry, natural sciences, mathematics, or statistics may be admitted at the discretion of the programme director. A personal statement, detailing your reasons for seeking to undertake this subject, will be required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK fees:

  • £5,750pa part-time (2 years)
  • £3,900pa part-time (3 years)
International fees:
  • £13,500 part-time (2 years)

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 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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