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1 year
September 2024

This Master of Research (MRes) course will prepare you for a thriving career at the forefront of neuroscience, an exciting and fast-paced field of research where new discoveries have the potential to benefit millions of lives.

Why study with us

  • You’ll be taught by internationally recognised experts in various fields of neuroscience.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to hear from external experts, hear about the latest findings through our faculty research seminar series, and ultimately immerse yourself in our research culture.
  • You’ll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and be supported by research-focused staff.
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Neuroscience laboratory
Neuroscience laboratory

What you’ll do

  • You’ll gain hands-on experience of a range of cutting-edge laboratory skills.
  • You’ll learn to effectively plan and manage a successful research project and become fully trained in lab safety and risk assessment.
  • You’ll gain key employability skills preparing you for a future career as a scientist.

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How to apply


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Academic expertise

Dr Lorenzo More
Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
Professor Colin Davidson
Head of School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Dr Donna Daly
Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Dr Vassilios Beglopoulos
Lecturer in Neuroscience
Dr Anthony Ashton
Senior Lecturer
Dr Dima Moualla
Lecturer in Physiology and Pharmacology

Future careers

Our MRes Neuroscience degree is ideal if you aspire to undertake a PhD and pursue a career in research, or gain laboratory experience to prepare for a career in industry.

You will also gain an array of transferable skills which could lead to alternative careers in science journalism and science communication, teaching or management roles in the biotechnology sector.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year
Full-time£9,450 per year
Full-time£17,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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