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translational neuroscience

Learn from world-leading scientific and clinical experts, patients and their carers.

This unique postgraduate programme offers cutting edge translational neuroscience focused on stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, regeneration and models. The real-life impact of neurodegenerative diseases on patients and carers will be a common thread running through this programme. Successful applicants will benefit learning from real clinical cases, accessed through our reputable research centres.

Programme structure

The programme can be studied to Masters (3-6 years typically), Diploma (2-4 years), Certificate (1-2 years) level, or you can choose to study a short course (up to 50 credits).

Certificate year

Four core courses provide the fundamental foundations:

  • Key Research Skills to Explore the Central Nervous System and Stem Cells
  • An Introduction to Neurodegenerative Diseases and Models
  • Uses of Stem Cells in Neurodegeneration
  • Neuroimaging Research for Neuroscientists

Diploma year

Students take three core courses:

  • Stem Cells and Industry
  • Non-Classical Neurodegenerative Diseases, Models and Stem Cells
  • Patient Perspectives

Plus 20 credits of elective courses.

Masters year

Dissertation or a structured project in which the student explores a specialist area from within the broad spectrum of stem cells, regeneration and translational neuroscience. Students can alternatively choose to study 60 fully taught credits. Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, physics, medicine, biology or a related science discipline.

Further information on English language requirements can be found on the University website.

Career opportunities

This programme is beneficial to students from both a clinical and scientific background. Students working in a clinical setting can expect career advancement or the opportunity to specialise. For students coming from a scientific background, this programme allows graduates to progress to studying a PhD!



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