Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology MPhil/PhD

Course Introduction

<b>Overview</b> Students joining NPP enter this outstanding postgraduate training environment. NPP brings together scientists working in world-leading interdisciplinary research specialities related to structure and function of single molecules, synaptic signalling in the nervous system, understanding of circuits in the brain underlying behaviour, pain and inflammation, metabolic disorders and the function of channels and transporters in cell membranes. Academic research in NPP is conducted at molecular, cellular, organismal and systems levels and may involve animal models of disease or studies in humans.

<b>Careers</b> Recent graduates have taken up research positions in academia, including at UCL; Imperial College London; Oxford University; Queen Mary, University of London; University of California, Los Angeles; Kuwait University; Rockefeller University, New York; or within organisations such as the Max Planck Society, Cancer Research UK and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Others are employed as senior scientists or medical writers within industry, as teachers or as editors with publishers.

<b>Employability</b> Postgraduate education at NPP provides an excellent scientific background accompanied by an impressive set of transferable skills, including analytical, presentation and communication skills. This, together with the outstanding reputation of UCL research in neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology and collaborative links with other major academic institutions and companies, provide numerous opportunities for our PhD students to find top science jobs in academia and industry. Additionally, NPP postgraduates have transferred the excellent skills acquired in NPP to the fields of consultancy, scientific publishing and teaching.

Start Date

2020-SEP-28. 2020-SEP-28.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,365 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £26,160 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,365 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,685 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £13,130 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,685 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor?s degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • International entry requirements: A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor?s degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100