MSc Translational Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.
About the course
Course description 2017
Lead academic 2016: Dr Jonathan Wood
Translational Neuroscience looks at how laboratory research relating to brain structure and function informs the development of new therapies for diseases of the nervous system.
Combining the research strengths from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health and the Faculty of Science, leading international basic and clinical scientists will provide an innovative and progressive programme. You’ll study basic neurobiology and molecular biology through to neuroimaging and applied clinical practice.
The MSc will provide you with up-to-date knowledge of advances in the field, research experience with internationally renowned research groups and transferable skills to provide a springboard for your future career.
- Molecular Neuroscience
- CNS Structure and Function
- Genetics and Modelling of Neurodegenerative Disease
- Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease
- Applied Neuroimaging
- Neurophysiology and Psychiatry
A 20 week Research Project will be undertaken in the Summer Term.
Examples of optional modules
- Literature Review and Critical Analysis of Science
- Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
- Computational Neuroscience: Neurons and Neuronal Codes
- Mathematical Modelling and Research Skills
Teaching and assessment
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory demonstrations, computer practicals and student-led group work.
Assessment is primarily by written assignments and coursework, although there are some written examinations and oral presentations. The research project is assessed by a thesis and presentation.
1 year full-time
You’ll need a 2:1 in an appropriate scientific subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in writing, 7.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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