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Neuroscience, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (WUR) ,
Neuroscientists investigate the mind and brain – from neuropharmacology to consciousness – with applications from medicine to artificial intelligence.

About

This course is ideal for you if you have a strong academic record in neuroscience or a closely related discipline and plan to move into a research career.

By studying with us you’ll deepen your knowledge, strengthen your laboratory experience and build your research skills.

Why choose this course?

  • 91% of our Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience research quality was rated world-leading or internationally-excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our areas of expertise range from hearing to Alzheimer's disease.
  • With over 50 research groups on campus, Sussex Neuroscience is one of the largest and most interconnected neuroscience communities in the UK.
  • You’ll be taught and supervised by research faculty across the Schools of Life Sciences, Psychology, Engineering and Informatics, and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Careers

The laboratory experience and research skills you gain on the course will place you in an excellent position to compete for research studentships at leading laboratories in the UK and around the world.

Graduate destinations

95% of students from the School of Life Sciences (excluding Chemistry) were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent School of Life Sciences graduates have gone on to jobs including:
  • commissioning editor, Royal Society Of Chemistry
  • grants adviser, Wellcome Trust
  • postdoctoral researcher, Cancer Research UK.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Adventure in Statistics
  • Ethics, Philosophy and Methods of Research
  • Intelligence in Animals and Machines
  • Introduction to Genes and Biochemistry
  • Mathematics and Computational Methods for Complex Systems
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neuronal Transduction and Transmission
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

  • Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject such as neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, biomedical science or psychology. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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