Neuroscience as a degree subject is still under-represented in the undergraduate sector and, consequently, most students coming onto the programme have degrees in subjects other than neuroscience. The aim of the programme is to transform the students' theoretical knowledge of the neurosciences, particularly in those areas that are relevant to psychiatry and neurology, and to develop, through their chosen research project, the practical skills that they may wish to practise in their future careers. This may be in further full-time study in an academic research environment or employment in an academic, clinical or pharmaceutical organisation.
It achieves this by providing students with core teaching in a number of different neuroscience subject areas and then a choice of one of seven specialised pathways that will allow them to select the pathway that best meets their career aspirations and will enable them to obtain a relevant named degree within the MSc Neuroscience programme e.g. MSc in Neuroscience in Neurodegeneration.
The programme provides:
For clinicians, the programme acts as a supplement to existing training.
Successful students should be able to demonstrate:
The level of achievement which is expected is appropriate for students wishing to undertake research work or further training in this specialist field.