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MSci Neuroscience (B141)

Course overview

MSci Neuroscience (B141)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


Current medical, dental or veterinary science students can apply for entry onto the third year of this course.


£9,250 per year, home students

£31,300 per year, international students

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Clifton campus

The MSci Neuroscience is a four-year degree with an extended project in the final year. The course provides an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of how to plan and perform experimental research in a specialised subject area. The final year provides valuable experience in research and you will develop the skills required to embark on a career as a researcher.

The first three years follow the BSc Neuroscience course. In the first and second years you will explore many aspects of neuroscience, including the neurophysiology of the central nervous system; the pharmacology of drugs that affect the nervous system; and the techniques that have enabled advances in understanding the nervous system.

Alongside neuroscience, you will also learn about how other specialised body systems work and will have the opportunity to study complementary subject areas, including psychology and anatomical science, broadening your knowledge of biomedical sciences.

By the third year you will be learning at the forefront of current research, taking units such as Synaptic Plasticity; Brain and Behaviour; and Neuropsychiatric Diseases. You will also spend a total of 30 days on a research project.

The majority of your fourth year will focus on an extended research project in a laboratory environment. You will also develop valuable skills in communicating science to the public and will develop a portfolio of public engagement activities. This final year will instil a range of skills essential for understanding how to plan and conduct research projects; these skills are widely applicable to future employment and will benefit those considering future PhD training.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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