MSc Molecular Neuroscience

Leading the way in neuroscience research and innovation

Appealing to future researchers and clinicians alike, this programme presents the fundamental principles of neuroscience together with the latest developments in this fascinating field.

This programme provides students with in-depth knowledge of fundamental and experimental neuroscience illustrated through a range of brain diseases, including psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

Prepare for professional life

The staff provide an excellent support system, and students are thoroughly prepared for the future, whether working in industry or academia.

, MSc in Molecular Neuroscience

Programme structure

The programme is structured around six taught units and a research project.

Research project examples

View examples of previous research projects.

Did you know?

  • Our master's students are based in the Dorothy Hodgkin Building which offers excellent, dedicated teaching and research facilities.
  • Co-director and unit head Dr Daniel Whitcomb received the Student's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Health Sciences).
  • With this master's, you could work in research and academia, industry, the health service, science communication and clinical trials coordination.

Fees and funding

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What our students say

I would recommend this programme as it elevates you from the crowd. I am now doing a PhD in Germany, which I don’t think I would have been able to do without the Master's.

, MSc Molecular Neuroscience

I was attracted by the fact that there was an opportunity to do a practical project, as I knew this would provide great experience of the lab environment.

, MSc Molecular Neuroscience

MSc Molecular Neuroscience Programme Handbook (PDF, 840kB)


Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 6824

Professor Astrid Linthorst, Programme Director
Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 3140