There is now a choice of an MSc in Neuroscience or an MSc Neuroscience in one of several specialities
To obtain an MSc in a speciality, students must complete the 3 compulsory taught modules (A1-A3), a further taught module (Module B1-B7) and a research project (Module C1-C7) in the same speciality. The diagram below illustrates the pathway for an MSc Neuroscience with a specialisation in Behavioural Genetics. Click on the links below to see this pathway, and other pathways, through the programme.
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.
The degree of MSc Neuroscience will be awarded to those students not wishing to specialise in one of the above areas. For example,
(i) students from psychology/psychiatry backgrounds who may wish to undertake a clinical research project that is not in one of the specialised subject areas.
(ii) part-time students who are not able to attend one of the specialised modules when they are given to the full-time students but instead attend Module B Further neuroscience that is taught on Fridays only (see this link).
(iii) those students who may wish to combine their choice of subject area for the specialised taught module with a research project in a different subject area. These students will be awarded the MSc Neuroscience and will have followed one of the pathways illustrated below.
This is a direct pathway in which module B expands on the wide range of neuroscience subject areas taught in the Fundamental modules. The research project (C) may be is in a subject area not covered by one of the specialised modules (C2-C5)
For these pathways, students select their optional taught module and research project from different specialities. Top of page