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Neuroscience MSc

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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. 


Key benefits

  • Appeals to students from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Offers specialised graduate training in several neuroscience subject areas, both clinical and non-clinical.

  • Aims to equip all graduates for the next stage of their career, usually through further full-time study in basic neuroscience in an academic research environment or in a taught clinical programme, employment in an academic, clinical or pharmaceutical organisation. Some students have entered scientific publishing.

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. 

Key information

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

Course leaders

John Stephenson - neuroscience-msc@kcl.ac.uk  

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

DepartmentDepartment of Neuroscience

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Course detail

Description

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.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

For information on open events visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/study/prospective-students/opendays.aspx

 

Course format and assessment

Format 

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

Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours) 

A3 Fundamental Neuroscience

Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours) 

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

Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (3-5 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours) 

B4 Neurodegeneration Research

Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (3-5 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours) 

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

Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (3-5hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours) 

B7 Cognitive Neuroscience Research

Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (3-5hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (3-5 hours) | Self-study time (255 hours) 

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) 

Assessment 

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. 

Extra information

Other related courses

Neuroimaging 

 

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules
Optional Modules

You will choose from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

Entry requirements & how to apply

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.

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk 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.

Personal statement and supporting information

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.

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline was the 31st March 2017.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.  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.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £10,950 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Full time overseas fees: £25,950 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Part time UK fees: £5,475 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Part time overseas fees: £12,975 p.a. (2017/18)*

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. 

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

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. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • A0 size project posters

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Past students have obtained PhD positions both in the UK and overseas, entered medical school, the pharmaceutical industry, or trained as clinical psychologists. Clinicians have obtained clinical research positions.

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