Neuroscientists investigate the mind and brain – from neuropharmacology to the philosophy of consciousness – with applications from medicine to artificial intelligence.
This course is ideal for you if you have a strong academic record in neuroscience or a closely related discipline and wish to specialise and strengthen your knowledge of the subject and, especially, to gain laboratory experience before moving to a research career.
You benefit from being taught by faculty in one of the most interconnected neuroscience communities in the UK. This MRes is taught by academics from the School of Life Sciences, the School of Psychology, the Department of Informatics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Studies, bringing together over 50 Sussex Neuroscience research groups.
The taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods including term papers, presentations and unseen examinations. The project is assessed by a dissertation.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. Current modules are listed below.
Autumn term: Advanced Techniques in Neuroscience • Life Sciences Master of Science Research Proposal.
Spring term: Current Topics in Neuroscience • Neuroscience Research Project 1.
Summer term: Neuroscience Research Project 2.
Throughout the year, you choose additional options from Advanced Research Methods in Psychology • Computational Neuroscience • Drug Addiction and its Treatment • Ethics, Philosophy and Methods of Research • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging • Genome Stability, Genetic Diseases and Cancer • Intelligence in Animals and Machines • Introduction to Genes and Biochemistry • Linear Models in Statistics • Mathematics and Computational Methods for Complex Systems • Molecular Genetics • Molecular Pharmacology • Neuronal Plasticity and Gene Regulation • Neuronal Transduction and Transmission • Neuroscience of Consciousness • Social Neuroscience • Structure and Function in the Brain • Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience.