Neuroscience courses in the UK

Contents

  1. Undergraduate courses
  2. Postgraduate opportunities

Undergraduate courses

There are a range of neuroscience and related courses offered at various institutions throughout the UK and Ireland.  The information below is obtained from UCAS: please contact the individual institutions for full details. 

If you know of courses which are not listed here, please let us know at office@bna.org.uk.

Neuroscience undergraduate and intergrated masters courses

University Location UCAS Code/ Course Title Qualification Duration/Study Mode Link
Aston University Birmingham B140 Neuroscience BSc 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
University of Bristol Bristol B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Cardiff University Cardiff B142 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Cardiff University Cardiff B141 Neuroscience including Preliminary Year BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
Cardiff University Cardiff B143 Neuroscience including Professional Training Year BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
Cardiff University Cardiff B140 Neuroscience inc Preliminary Yr & Professional Training BSc (Hons) 5yrs/FT Website
Cardiff University Cardiff 37JL Neuroscience Mneuro 4yrs/FT Website
Cardiff University Cardiff 4K5G Neuroscience with Professional Training Year Mneuro 5yrs/FT Website
University of Central Lancashire Preston B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Central Lancashire Preston N456 Neuroscience (Foundation Entry) BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Dundee Dundee B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3-4yrs/FT Website
University of Glasgow Glasgow B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3-4yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele B141 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele B143 Neuroscience with Science Foundation Year BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele B141 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
(KCL) King's College London London B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
(KCL) King's College London London B141 Neuroscience Msci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Leeds Leeds B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Leeds Leeds B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
University of Manchester Manchester B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Manchester Manchester 3L47 Neuroscience MSci 4yrs/FT Website
Middlesex University Barnet B14A Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Nottingham Nottingham B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Nottingham Nottingham B141 Neuroscience Msci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
Queen Mary University London B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Queen Mary University London B14Y Neuroscience with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
Queen Mary University London B172 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 1yr/FT Website
University of St Andrews St Andrews B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Southampton Southampton B140 Neuroscience MNeurosc 4yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B101 Neuroscience MSci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B102 Neuroscience (research placement) MSci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
UCL (University College London) London B140 Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
UCL (University College London) London B141 Neuroscience MSci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website

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Neuroscience-related undergraduate and intergrated masters courses

University Location UCAS Code/ Course Title Qualification Duration/Study Mode Link
University of Aberdeen Aberdeen B170 Neuroscience with Psychology BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Aberdeen Aberdeen B1C8 Neuroscience with Psychology with Industrial Placement Msci (Hon) 5yrs/FT Website
Bangor University Bangor C801 Psychology with Neuropsychology BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Birmingham Birmingham B140 Human Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Central Lancashire Preston C860 Neuropsychology BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Essex Colchester C808 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Essex Colchester C806 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad) BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Exeter Exeter B106 Medical Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Exeter Exeter B116 Medical Sciences (Neuroscience) with Professional Training Year BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
Goldsmiths London C991 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele BC17 Biochemistry and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele BC17 Biochemistry and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
Keele University Keele BG14 Computer Science and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele BG14 Computer Science and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
Keele University Keele BM19 Criminology and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele BM19 Criminology and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
Keele University Keele FB41 Forensic Science and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele FB41 Forensic Science and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
Keele University Keele BFC1 Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele BFC1 Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
Keele University Keele BW13 Music Technology and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele BW13 Music Technology and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
Keele University Keele BC18 Neuroscience and Psychology BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Keele University Keele BC18 Neuroscience and Psychology BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
University of Glasgow Glasgow 24R9 Psychology and Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Leicester Leicester B140 Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc (Hons) 3-4yrs/FT Website
University of Leicester Leicester C8BC Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3-4yrs/FT Website
University of Manchester Manchester BC18 Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Manchester Manchester BCC8 Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology with Industrial/Professional Experience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Manchester Manchester B144 Neuroscience with a Modern Language BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
Middlesex University Barnet B141 Medical Physiology (Neuroscience) BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Middlesex University Barnet C832 Psychology with Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Middlesex University Barnet C832 Psychology with Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website
Middlesex University Barnet C0FY Psychology with Neuroscience with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Nottingham Nottingham C850 Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
Royal Holloway Egham C807 Psychology, Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Southampton Southampton CB71 Biochemistry/ BiomedicalSc / Pharmacology / Neuroscience with Foundation year BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B142 Medical Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B143 Medical Neuroscience Msci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B146 Medical Neuroscience (research placement) Msci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B141 Neuroscience with Cognitive Science BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B141 Neuroscience with Cognitive Science Msci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton B145 Neuroscience with Cognitive Science (research placement) Msci (Hon) 4yrs/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton CB81 Psychology with Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Reading Reading C8B1 Psychology with Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Westminster London B140 Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 3yrs/FT Website
University of Westminster London B140 Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 4yrs/FT (Sandwich) Website

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Postgraduate opportunities

There are a range of neuroscience and related courses offered at various institutions throughout the UK and Ireland.  The information below is obtained from UCAS: please contact the individual institutions for full details. 

If you know of courses which are not listed here, please let us know at office@bna.org.uk.

Neuroscience postgraduate courses

Masters courses in Neuroscience

University Location UCAS Code/ Course Title Qualification Duration/Study Mode Link
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Neuroscience (Research) MSc (Res) 1yr/FT/PT Website
(KCL) King's College London London

Neuroscience (Taught)

MSc 1yr/FT/PT Website
University of Manchester Manchester Neuroscience (Taught) MSc 1yr/FT Website
Newcastle University Newcastle Neuroscience (Taught) MRes 1yr/FT Website
University of Nottingham Nottingham

Neuroscience (Research)

MRes 1yr/FT Website
University of Oxford Oxford Neuroscience (Taught) MSc 1yr/FT Website
University of Southampton Southampton Neuroscience (Taught) MSc 1yr/FT Website
University of St Andrews St Andrews Neuroscience (Taught) MRes 1yr/FT Website
University of Sussex Brighton Neuroscience (Taught) MRes 1yr/FT Website
Trinity College Dublin Dublin Neuroscience (Taught) MSc 1yr/FT Website

UCL (University College London)

London Neuroscience (Taught) MSc 1yr/FT/PT Website

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Masters courses in Translational Neuroscience

University Location UCAS Code/ Course Title Qualification Duration/Study Mode Link
University of Sheffield Sheffield Translational Neuroscience (Taught) MSc 1yr/FT Website

University of Cambridge

Cambridge Basic and Translational Neuroscience (Research)

 

MPhil 1yr/Ft Website
Imperial College London London

Translational Neuroscience

MSc 1yr/FT Website
Queen Mary University London Neuroscience and Translational Medicine - MSc Offered for Intercalation MSc 1yr/FT Website
Website for QMUL intercalated degrees

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In addition to masters in neuroscience, there are a number of related courses including: 

  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Educational Neuroscience
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Sensory Neuroscience
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Experimental Neuroscience
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Translational Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
  • Basic and Translational Neuroscience 
  • Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience 
  • Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
  • Computational Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
  • Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology
  • Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience Research Training 
  • Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology 
  • Systems / Behavioural Neuroscience 
  • Translational Pathology (Neuroscience) 
  • Dementia (Causes, Treatments and Research in Neuroscience)
  • Language Sciences (with specialisation in Linguistics with Neuroscience)
  • Language Sciences (with specialisation in Neuroscience and Communication) 
  • Research Methods in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Applied Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology 
  • Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology 
  • Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology 
  • Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology 
  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology 
  • Human Cognitive Neuropsychology 
  • Principles of Applied Neuropsychology 
  • Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences 

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Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)

DTPs provide competition-funded PhD projects over 3.5-4 years to support early career research students. If you know of programmes which offer neuroscience-related projects which are not listed here, please let us know at office@bna.org.uk.
 

Course Institution(s) Course length (years) Projects offered / research themes Deadline
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging
University College London 1 + 3 (MRes + PhD) Medical imaging including neuroimaging, ophthalmology, fetal imaging and infection & inflammation imaging. Applications for 2018-19  accepted and reviewed on ongoing /rolling basis. Early application is encouraged.
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre PhD programme
University College London (Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour) 1 + 3 (MRes + PhD) Experimental, systems and theoretical neuroscience.   15/11/17, 23:59
Oxford BBSRC Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP
Oxford University; The Pirbright Institute; Oxford Brookes University; Diamond Light Source; ISIS Neutron and Muon Source; STFC Central Laser Facility; The Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) 4 Integrative animal and plant biology; mechanistic molecular and cellular bioscience; bioscience for food, industry and energy; exploiting new ways of working. 17/11/17
Manchester MRC DTP
University of Manchester 3.5 Mechanisms of disease; early detection/diagnosis; development and implementation of therapeutic
interventions around inflammation, immunobiology and repair, neuroscience and mental health, and cancer.
17/11/17, 17:00
Manchester BBSRC DTP
University of Manchester 4 Multidisciplinary projects for students with backgrounds including bioscience, biomedical, mathematical and physical sciences. 17/11/17, 17:00
MRC GW4 BioMed DTP
Cardiff University; University of Bristol; University of Exeter; University of Bath 4 Infection, immunity and repair; neuroscience and mental health; population health. 24/11/17
Kings MRC DTP studentships in biomedical science
King's College London 3.5 (PhD) or 1+3 (Mres + PhD) Molecules, cells and the basis for disease; neurosciences, psychiatry and mental health; physiological medicine; imaging and biomedical engineering. 26/11/17
Cambridge MRC DTP
University of Cambridge (Bambraham Institute) 3.5 Molecules, cells and the basis for disease; neurosciences, psychiatry and mental health; physiological medicine; imaging and biomedical engineering. 04/12/17
South West Biosciences DTP
University of Bristol; University of Exeter; Rothamsted Research; Cardiff University; University of Bath 4 Agriculture and food security; world-class underpinning bioscience; exploiting new ways of working. 04/12/17, 23:59
EastBio BBSRC DTP
University of Edinburgh; University of Dundee; University of Aberdeen; University of St Andrews 4 Basic bioscience underpinning health (ageing); bioenergy & industrial biotechnology; food security and world-class bioscience. 04/12/17
Imperial MRC DTP
Imperial College London 3.5 or 4.5 Informatics for health; experimental medicine; infection and antimicrobial research. 04/12/17, 23:59
Edinburgh Wellcome PhD in Translational Neuroscience
University of Edinburgh 4 Translation neuroscience using experimental technology (e.g. cellular, regenerative, computational, genetic, animal models) and analytical tools to bridge the knowledge gap between the design, execution and interpretation of cellular/animal experiments and the challenges of experimental medicine. 04/12/17, 17:00
Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, Translational Research in Mental Health and Neuroscience
King's College London 4 Studentships for applicants with backgrounds in neuroscience, psychology, biological science, social science, physical science, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics and computer science. 06/12/17, 23:59
Cambridge BBSRC DTP
University of Cambridge 4 Agriculture and food security; industrial biotechnology and bioenergy; bioscience for health; world-class underpinning bioscience. 07/12/17
Nottingham BBSRC DTP
University of Nottingham 4 Food security; industrial biotechnology and bioenergy; world-class bioscience; molecules, cells and organisms. 08/12/17
4-year Wellcome PhD Programme Studies in Cellular and Molecular Physiology
University of Liverpool 4 Cellular and molecular basis of cell function and regulation. 15/12/17
UCL 4-year PhD in Neuroscience
University College London 4 Projects range from the molecular biology of neuronal proteins to the behaviour of sensory and motor systems and brain imaging. 20/12/17
PhD in Molecular, Genetic, and Lifecourse Epidemiology
University of Bristol 4 We are training a new generation of scientists who can harness the benefits of an epidemiological approach in exciting and productive ways. 21/12/17
MRC-Sackler PhD fellowships
King's College London (MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders) 4 Projects to identify the biological mechanisms underlying developmental brain disorders, and translate this knowledge into clinical advances. 03/01/18, 23:59
Newcastle/Liverpool/Durham (NLD) BBSRC DTP
Newcastle University; University of Liverpool; Durham University 4 Agriculture and food security; industrial biotechnology and bioenergy; bioscience for health; world-class underpinning bioscience. 05/01/18
Wellcome Trust  PhD in Neural Dynamics
University of Bristol 4 Projects investigating the nervous system's remarkable capacity to change, and, at a systems level, the dynamic interplay between integration and segregation of brain regions enables all aspects of behaviour, including learning, memory, homeostasis and sensorimotor control. 07/01/18
MRC PhD DTP in Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science (QIBIOMED)
University of Dundee 4 Infection and disease; responses to cellular stress; development, stem cells and neurobiology; big data and translation. 07/01/18
Wellcome Trust DTP in Neuroscience
Oxford University 4 Applicants are strongly advised to visit the Medical Sciences Graduate School website to help them identify the most suitable course and supervisors. 08/01/17, 12:00
Sussex Neuroscience 4-Year PhD Programme
University of Sussex 4 Cellular and molecular neuroscience; circuits, systems and computational neuroscience; cognitive and behavioural neuroscience; translational and clinical neuroscience. 08/01/17
Oxford MRC DTP
Oxford University 4 Infection and immunology; neuroscience (incorporating psychology and psychiatry); cancer; population health, genomics and genes. 08/01/17, 12:00
BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral training PhD (LIDo)
University College London; King's College London; Royal Veterinary College; Queen Mary's University London; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Birbeck College 4 Food security; industrial biotechnology and bioenergy; world-class bioscience; molecules, cells and organisms. 19/01/18
Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP)
University of Warwick; University of Birmingham; University of Leicester 4 Food security, bioenergy and industrial biotechnology. *Recruitment for 2018-19 entry will open in November 2017
UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP
University College London; Birbeck College   Projects within the UCL Division of Biosciences. *For information about the 2018/19 application round please contact Nadine Mogford, the Doctoral Training Partnership Manager for the Division of Biosciences.
MRC Integrative Midlands Partnership for Biomedical Training (IMPACT) DTP
University of Birmingham; University of Nottingham; University of Leicester 4 Complex disease: mechanisms to therapy. *Recruitment for the 2018 academic year will open in December 2017.
MRC DTP in Precision Medicine
University of Edinburgh; University of Glasgow 3.5 or 4 Projects identifying which treatment strategy will be effective for which patients, based on genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. *Recruitment for the 2018 academic year not open yet.
Warwick MRC DTP
Warwick University 4 Quantitative cellular dynamics; molecular microbiology; applied biomedical technologies. *Recruitment for the 2018 entry will open shortly.
Wellcome Integrative Neuroscience PhD
Cardiff University 4 Multiple neuroscience projects ranging from the phenotypic analysis of single gene mutations to the characterisation of gene-environment interplay in psychiatric and neurological disorders. *Applications for 2018/19 will be made available in due course.
Imperial Centre of Excellence in Neurotechnology EPSRC CDT
Imperial College London 4 Neurotechnology projects relating to: diagnostics & clinical monitoring; modulation of peripheral disease-controlling neural circuits; brain repair & neuroregeneration; brain circuits in health & disease; rehabilitation & augmentation; lifelong health & well-being. *Funded projects for 2018 will be advertised in mid-November. Please wait until this time to make your application.

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