MSc Molecular NeuroscienceFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time options to be discussed with the programme director.
|Start date||September 2022|
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.
Virtual open week
This programme will be covered in our MRes Health Sciences and Molecular Neuroscience webinar.
Fees for 2022/23
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- UK: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.
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.
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 2022/23
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
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.
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:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
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.
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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.