Two further specialised modules were introduced: Behavioural Genetics, provided by the MRC Centre for Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP), and Cognitive Neuroscience, provided by the Department of Psychology
A specialised module on Functional Neuroanatomy and Tractography was introduced. This focuses on the applications of Diffusion Tensor Imaging to investigate changes in central pathways during development and in some psychiatric conditions
The structure of the taught part of the MSc was changed from 4 compulsory modules to 3 compulsory modules and a choice of one from 5 specialised modules
Coursework essays submitted online through Moodle to Turnitin
The programme changed its virtual learning environment from WebCT to Moodle
The programme had its periodic review from the College Teaching Committee (the last was in March 2002). The report drew attention to the following commendable aspects of the programme:
All the programme material is now available within WebCT. Also, the lectures are now being recorded live and being made available to students on the programme as "Flash with audio" presentations within WebCT.
The programme was modularised in anticipation of the introduction of a credit framework by the College in September 2008.
The programme began to pilot WebCT, a virtual learning environmnent.
Students provided with lecture material on CD as well as on the web.
The programme was reviewed by King's College Teaching Committee and received an enthusiastic report.
The MSc Neuroscience website was launched. The programme information and lecture timetable became publicly available and, at the same time, the lecture material was put onto an intranet.
The Institute became a school of King's College London.
The programme severed its official links with the Institutes of Neurology and Ophthalmology (now part of University College London) following the affiliation of the Institute of Psychiatry with King's College London and the abolition of the British Postgraduate Medical Federation (BPMF).
Merger of the Departments of Biochemistry and Pharmacology into a Department of Neuroscience headed by Prof. Brian Anderton. The programme had gradually expanded the breadth of subjects taught and it became the MSc in Neuroscience. It admitted 12 full-time students in the first year (see the advertisement placed in the New Scientist).
The programme became a Joint MSc in Neurochemistry, run jointly by the three Institutes with most of the teaching taking place at the Institute of Psychiatry.
The University of London approved the change to a 9 month long programme in Neurochemistry, which included contributions from the Institutes of Neurology and Ophthalmology. These Institutes, together with the Institute of Psychiatry, were members of the British Postgraduate Medical Federation (BPMF).
The course was expanded to 2 weeks and offered as a programme in 'Biochemistry and the Central Nervous System'.
The Department of Biochemistry, under the then Head, Prof. Henry McIlwain, began offering an intensive one-week practical course in Neurochemistry. The course was immediately popular and was oversubscribed each year.