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MSc Neuroscience

at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

There is now an option to have the MSc in Neuroscience in one of several specialities.

MSc Neuroscience in a speciality

To obtain an MSc in a speciality, students must complete the 3 compulsory taught modules (A1-A3), followed by a further taught specialised module (from Modules B1-B8) and a research project (from Modules C1-C8) in the same speciality. The diagram below illustrates such pathways, for example an MSc Neuroscience in Psychiatric Genetics, an MSc in Developmental Neurobiology, etc.

MSc Neuroscience in Psychiatric Genetics MSc Neuroscience in Developmental Neurobiology MSc Neuroscience in Neurodegeneration MSc Neuroscience in Neuroimaging MSc Neuroscience in Cognitive NeuroscienceMSc Neuroscience in Neural Stem Cells and Nervous System Repair


While every effort will be made to accommodate a student's wishes, the number of research projects that can be offered on each speciality is limited and therefore the programme cannot guarantee that each student will be able to follow their preferred pathway.

MSc Neuroscience

The degree of MSc Neuroscience will be awarded to:
(i) those students who choose a research project that is in a different speciality from their optional taught module, as illustrated below. Also included are students who choose research projects that fall outside the specialities encompassed by B1-B8, for example, a research project in eating disorders.


(ii) part-time students who are not able to attend one of the specialised taught modules (B1-B8) when they are given to the full-time students but instead attend the B Neuroscience research module that is taught on Fridays only (see this link).

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