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Masters degrees in Neuroscience involve advanced study of human nerve cells and the nervous system, exploring their anatomy, physiology, and chemical and functional behaviour
Related postgraduate specialisms include Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Biology or Medicine.
Topics available to study within this field are very broad, with many courses taking an interdisciplinary approach that combines methodologies from subjects like Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Medicine.
Training usually includes practical investigations such as experiment design, lab work and imaging techniques. The purpose of these tasks is to help you understand the role of neurons in neural circuits, as well as the molecular biology and chemical composition of the different cells which make up the nervous system.
You may wish to specialise in a particular area of Neuroscience for your future career, such as the evolution of the nervous system, its functional and structural processes, or its computational and psychosocial significance.
Job possibilities include roles in clinical medicine and the treatment of neural diseases, the design and implementation of new investigative technology, research roles and social care.
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Lead academic. Dr Thomas Jenkins This is a full time one-year neuroscience Masters (MSc) programme. This MSc in Clinical Neurology will enable the student to apply the fundamentals of neuroscience, neuroanatomy and physiology to better understand the clinical features of patients with neurological and brain disease. Read more
Applied Neuroscience MSc from one of the world's leading research centres Every thought, sensation and emotion we have is ultimately a function of our brain and nervous system and the interaction with our environment. Read more
Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc from one of the world's leading research centres. This innovative online programme provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of the current understanding of the psychological and neuroscientific basis of mental health. Read more
Biotechnology for the Life Sciences is a new research-based masters/diploma program, designed to give students the best possible training for a career in life sciences research, whether in academia or industry. Read more
The new Dementia MSc is offered jointly by the UCL Institute of Neurology and the Division of Psychiatry and tackles one of the biggest global health problems facing society today. Read more
One of the longest running postgraduate programmes in clinical neuroscience in the UK. It will give you an insight into recent advances in neurosciences of relevance to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. Read more
During this online distance learning neuroscience course, you’ll study the fundamentals of neuroscience, neuroanatomy and neurobiology and learn how insights from the laboratory are translated into treatments for patients. Read more
Lead academic. Dr Julie Simpson This neuroscience course combines taught modules on the fundamental aspects of the major nervous system diseases, with the development of practical laboratory skills encompassing neuroscience, histopathology, molecular pathology and microscopy. Read more
Lead academic. Dr Jonathan Wood Translational neuroscience is focused on the molecular basis of neurodegeneration, and looks at how neuroscience laboratory research relating to brain structure and brain function informs the development of new therapies for diseases of the nervous system. Read more
The MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging programme provides you with training in neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, neurophysiological data collection, and analysis techniques, allowing you to investigate and understand human behaviour, ready to make discoveries at the frontier of modern cognitive neuroscience. Read more
Neuroscience is a discipline concerned with the scientific study of the nervous system in health and disease. Research in the neurosciences is of considerable clinical impact considering the debilitating and costly effects of neurological and psychiatric disease. Read more
Data capture and analysis techniques to understand brain-behaviour relationships are continually emerging, creating a need for in-depth knowledge of neuroscience methods and their applications to understand brain function when healthy through cognitive neuroscience, and when disease strikes through clinical neuroscience. Read more
We pride ourselves on collaboration between clinicians and non-clinicians, and many of our courses include teaching from practising clinicians as well as research active academics.
It’s our mission to prolong and improve the lives of patients, and we seek to do this by conducting world-leading research in areas such as neuroscience, oncology, infectious diseases and more.
The University of Edinburgh is internationally renowned for the quality of our teaching and the excellence of our research into human, animal and ecosystem health. By studying one of our online masters, you’ll benefit from our expertise - from wherever you are in the world. Our transformative online degrees have been designed to develop your intellectual skills, specialise and help you advance your career.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).