University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

Summary

This cutting-edge programme offers an exciting opportunity to study modern neuroscience with a focus on clinical implications. You will gain a strong foundation in understanding the mechanisms and treatments of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.

This course is designed for students from a range of backgrounds, who are interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience. You will develop a detailed understanding of modern theory and concepts relating to brain research and neuroscience and the application of these principles in the treatment of brain disorders. This course places emphasis on the clinical relevance of recent developments in neuroscience.

The development of your research methods skills is an integral part of the course. You will further your understanding of applied neuroscience with a research project which will develop your data handling and analysis skills, use of applied theory and statistics.

You will join the Health Sciences Research Centre whose academics are currently investigating a range of topical issues such as the addictive nature of new psychoactive substances, effects of stress on the brain regulatory systems and the mechanisms of brain cell death and repair using neural stem cells. You will be welcome to attend research seminars and discussions on topical developments in neuroscience and health sciences, led by experts. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Career options

Health professionals, research careers in academia, NHS or private sector including the pharmaceutical industry. Alternatively, graduates may opt for further academic study at PhD level.

Start Date:

The study period is between 2-4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,265 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,978 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,265 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants should have a UK 1st, 2:1 or 2:2, or international equivalent in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include: all Biological and Health Sciences (e.g. biology, health, Biomedical sciences), Medicine, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Pharmacy and Neuroscience. In addition, healthcare professionals with substantial vocational experience would be considered even if they fell just below the criteria above. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants should have a UK 1st, 2:1 or 2:2, or international equivalent in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include: all Biological and Health Sciences (e.g. biology, health, Biomedical sciences), Medicine, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Pharmacy and Neuroscience. In addition, healthcare professionals with substantial vocational experience would be considered even if they fell just below the criteria above. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. English Language Qualifications approved as Secure English Language Tests (SELTS) for immigration purposes: IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89; Reading: 18; Writing: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 20. Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band.