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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, psychology 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. Please note that the two year part-time programme runs on alternate years. The next intake will be September 2022.

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. Teaching is research-led and prepares graduates for careers in a broad range of sectors including academic research and medical, clinical, or pharmaceutical environments, or scientific publishing.
Jodie

Within my Master’s cohort, everyone was very close knit and looked after each other. A lot of my coursemates have gone on to PhD as well. We enjoyed the course so much we all seem to have carried on with various academic pursuits.

Jodie, Student, Neuroscience and Applied Statistics MSc, Jodie

Our Neuroscience course offers three taught required fundamental modules, followed by one chosen taught specialised optional module and ending with 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 specialty. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. “With growing problems, such as Alzheimer’s, effecting the entire population, we need people from across the globe to combine their experience and expertise.” Eamonn Walsh, Course Leader

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Format

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, field work and self-study.

A1 Fundamental Neuroscience

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

A2 Fundamental Neuroscience

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

A3 Fundamental Neuroscience

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

B Neuroscience Research (part-time students only)

Lectures (20hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

Neurodegeneration Research

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

Neuroimaging: Investigating Brain Function and Dysfunction

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

Cognitive Neuroscience Research

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

Neural Stem Cells and Nervous System Repair Research

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Teaching

You’ll never have to rely on a textbook at King’s. All of our teaching team carry out their own research, so you’ll always be up to speed with the latest thinking in the field.

One day, you might be listening to someone who has recently given a TED talk on a ground-breaking topic. Another day, you might be listening to an academic who has just published a paper in a leading journal.

We focus on developing your practical skills too. For example, you’ll examine human brains from our Brain Bank, comparing healthy and unhealthy examples.

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

Assessment

    The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

    Neuroimaging: Investigating Brain Function and Dysfunction

    Structure

    Required modules

    The course is divided into taught and research modules. Over the course of your study you will take modules totaling 180 credits.

    A1 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits)
    A2 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits)
    A3 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits)

    Optional modules

    In addition, students take 30 credits from a choice of optional modules that may typically include:

    Neurodegeneration Research (30 credits)
    Neuroimaging: Investigating Brain Function and Dysfunction (30 credits)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Research (30 credits)
    Neural Stem Cells & Nervous System Repair Research (30 credits)

    C Research Project module The research component will allow students to gain training and experience in hypothesis-driven academic research. Students choosing a research project in the same subject area as their specialised module may graduate with MSc Neuroscience within that specialty.

    C Research project in Neuroscience (60 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    This course provides excellent training for students who wish to pursue a broad range of careers including an academic or research career, or those who wish to enter medical school, the pharmaceutical industry, or train as clinical psychologists, or work as scientific writers.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £7,035 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: £32,940 per year (2022/23)

    Part time: £16,470 per year (2022/23)

    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 deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

    • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days 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.

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

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, 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
    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    Our Neuroscience course offers three taught required fundamental modules, followed by one chosen taught specialised optional module and ending with 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 specialty. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. “With growing problems, such as Alzheimer’s, effecting the entire population, we need people from across the globe to combine their experience and expertise.” Eamonn Walsh, Course Leader

    Base campus

    NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
    Denmark Hill Campus

    Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, clinical and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    Format

    You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, field work and self-study.

    A1 Fundamental Neuroscience

    Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

    A2 Fundamental Neuroscience

    Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

    A3 Fundamental Neuroscience

    Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

    B Neuroscience Research (part-time students only)

    Lectures (20hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (267 hours)

    Neurodegeneration Research

    Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

    Neuroimaging: Investigating Brain Function and Dysfunction

    Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

    Cognitive Neuroscience Research

    Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

    Neural Stem Cells and Nervous System Repair Research

    Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (8 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (5 hours) | Self-study time (262 hours)

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    Teaching

    You’ll never have to rely on a textbook at King’s. All of our teaching team carry out their own research, so you’ll always be up to speed with the latest thinking in the field.

    One day, you might be listening to someone who has recently given a TED talk on a ground-breaking topic. Another day, you might be listening to an academic who has just published a paper in a leading journal.

    We focus on developing your practical skills too. For example, you’ll examine human brains from our Brain Bank, comparing healthy and unhealthy examples.

    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

    Assessment

      The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

      Neuroimaging: Investigating Brain Function and Dysfunction

      Structure

      Required modules

      The course is divided into taught and research modules. Over the course of your study you will take modules totaling 180 credits.

      A1 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits)
      A2 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits)
      A3 Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits)

      Optional modules

      In addition, students take 30 credits from a choice of optional modules that may typically include:

      Neurodegeneration Research (30 credits)
      Neuroimaging: Investigating Brain Function and Dysfunction (30 credits)
      Cognitive Neuroscience Research (30 credits)
      Neural Stem Cells & Nervous System Repair Research (30 credits)

      C Research Project module The research component will allow students to gain training and experience in hypothesis-driven academic research. Students choosing a research project in the same subject area as their specialised module may graduate with MSc Neuroscience within that specialty.

      C Research project in Neuroscience (60 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      This course provides excellent training for students who wish to pursue a broad range of careers including an academic or research career, or those who wish to enter medical school, the pharmaceutical industry, or train as clinical psychologists, or work as scientific writers.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: £14,070 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £7,035 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: £32,940 per year (2022/23)

      Part time: £16,470 per year (2022/23)

      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 deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

      • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days 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.

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

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, 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
      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
      • Graduation costs

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