MSc Molecular Neuroscience

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time options to be discussed with the programme director.
Start date September 2020

Programme overview

The programme provides intensive training in the neurosciences as they relate to the physiologic function and behaviour of the organism. It builds on the broad research strengths of recognised scientists, particularly in basic and clinical neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, neuroendocrinology, behaviour, neurodegeneration and stress. Guest lecturers from other universities bring their specialist and advanced knowledge to the programme.

Throughout the programme, basic principles will be taught and illustrated in the context of various brain diseases, including psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. A practical and a research project will give you valuable experience in experimental neuroscience, while tutorials and presentations will also help to develop your communication skills.

The MSc will appeal to graduates looking to progress to PhD study as well as those with medical training who want to diversify into research. You could also move on to a career in industry, the health service, science communication or clinical trials coordination.

Although part-time study is available, this needs to be discussed with the programme director.

Fees for 2020/21

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£9,600
Overseas: full-time
£21,100
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£12,200

Additional fees

Bench fee
£2,000

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2020/21

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

You will study six mandatory taught units and complete a research project. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Molecular Neuroscience.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (or, exceptionally, a lower second-class) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject (eg a biological, health or related science subject, medicine or psychology).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

The MSc in Molecular Neuroscience can open up a number of different career paths. Many graduates of the programme have secured PhD studentships here in the UK or in other parts of the world, including the US, Australia and Germany. This often leads to a career in research or academia (eg as a research assistant or research associate, teaching fellow, lecturer).

Other graduates have gone on to a career in industry, scientific writing or clinical trial coordination. Some graduates have gone into medicine studies after completing the programme. Staff are available to discuss prospective career pathways with students who undertake this MSc.

How to apply
Application deadline:

16 August 2020

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience:
  • 43% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Open days and visits

Find out more about opportunities to visit Bristol.

Register to attend our postgraduate open day, 20 November 2019.

Get in touch

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 428 2752 Email: molneuro-msc@bristol.ac.uk

Professor Astrid Linthorst Programme Director Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 3140 Email: molneuro-msc@bristol.ac.uk

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