King's College London

Course Introduction

This course explores the development of the nervous system, at the molecular and cellular level to understand the mechanisms that promote and limit regenerative processes; the work gives students insights into the molecular mechanisms that either directly cause a range of neurodegenerative diseases or limit regeneration following injury to the nervous system.

Course Modules

Research explores: genetic, molecular and cellular bases of neural tube regionalisation; regulation of neural crest and placode development; patterning and specification of cranial motor neurons; axon guidance and targeting; molecular mechanisms of axon growth and regeneration; mechanisms of gene regulation in the nervous system; development of visual pathways and function; synaptic plasticity and development.

Course Additional Entry

Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in molecular or cellular biology; previous experience of developmental and/or neurobiology. A 2.2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with merit.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £19,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £4,500  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,250  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £19,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,500  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,250  Academic year. First year home fees