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Our Neuroscience MSc course will provide you with multidisciplinary training in a range of neuroscience topics, particularly those relevant to psychiatry and neurology. It seeks to equip graduates from a wide range of backgrounds for the next stage of their career, which may be either further full-time study in a neuroscience-related academic research environment, or employment in an academic, clinical or pharmaceutical organisation.
Full details are available on the programme's website.
Please note that the two year part-time programme runs on alternate years. The next intake will be September 2018.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, September to September. Two years PT. Please note that the part-time programme runs on alternate years, the next intake will be in September 2018.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake Approximately 80-90 FT, 30 PT
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Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Department Department of Neuroscience
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
The normal minimum entry requirements are an undergraduate degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent) in a biological discipline; or a a medical degree (MBBS or international equivalent).
Applicants with a non-biological degree or with a lower class may be considered.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies. Applications are normally processed within two weeks of receiving references. All applicants are welcome to visit the department by arrangement, and students from unusual, i.e. non-biological, backgrounds are normally interviewed.
Please note that the two year part-time programme only runs on alternate years, the next intake is September 2018.
It is preferable that all students complete this section but essential if they have an unusual, i.e. non-biological background or if they want to draw attention to any special circumstances that should be taken into account when their application is considered.
The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.
Our Neuroscience course provides multidisciplinary training in a range of neuroscience topics, particularly those relevant to psychiatry and neurology, through three taught compulsory fundamental modules, one taught specialised module (from a choice of seven) and an approximately 20-week research project. Students choosing a research project in the same subject area as their specialised module may graduate with an MSc Neuroscience in that speciality.
For information on open events visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/study/prospective-students/opendays.aspx
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and field work.
A1 Fundamental Neuroscience
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours)
A2 Fundamental Neuroscience
A3 Fundamental Neuroscience
B1 Psychiatric Genetics Research
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (3-5hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours)
B Neuroscience Research
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (3-5 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours)
B3 Developmental Neurobiology Research
B4 Neurodegeneration Research
B5 Neuroimaging Research
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (2-5 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours)
B6 Brain Networks and Tractography
B7 Cognitive Neuroscience Research
B8 Neural Stem Cells and Nervous System Repair Research
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (5hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours)
You are assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations and may typically expect assessment by:
Examination (46.7%) | Coursework (20%) | Practical (33.3%)
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.
Other related courses
You will choose from a range of optional modules that may include:
"It‘s a very modular course and you have a choice about everything – from optional modules to supervising a project to the field of work you might want to go into."
"We cover a broad range of topics from minute molecular pathways to gross anatomical anomalies, and apply them to clinical problems. The highlight of the MSc for me would have to be the extensive research project."
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£10,950 p.a. (2017/18)*
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£5,475 p.a. (2017/18)*
£12,975 p.a. (2017/18)*
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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