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Neuroscience (Integrative Neuroscience) MScR

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MSc by Research Integrative Neuroscience - 1 Year (Full-time)
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Contact information
Thomas Becker (Programme Director)
Phone: +44 (0)131 242 6225
Email: thomas.becker@ed.ac.uk
Address: Centre for Neuroregeneration
The University of Edinburgh
The Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent
Little France
Edinburgh
EH16 4SB

The MSc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience is a one-year, full-time research programme covering all levels of modern neuroscience, which makes it an ideal programme to prepare you for a PhD.

We include molecular, cellular, systems, regenerative, cognitive, clinical and computational neuroscience. We also allow you to choose your specialty right from the start, allowing you to shape your learning around your interests and career goals.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in biological sciences (including neuroscience) or a medical, dental or veterinary degree.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.

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Academic Technology Approval Scheme

If you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss national, you may need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme clearance certificate in order to study this programme.

How to apply

You must submit two references with your application.

The application deadline for the next intake is:

Programme start date Application deadline
14 September 2015 3 August 2015

We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.

When completing the online application form you are not required to complete a research proposal. You will select your first research project at the beginning of the programme. Please ignore any automatically generated emails requesting this information from you during the application process.

Applicants may be formally interviewed (in person, by video-conferencing or Skype).

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Research profile

Programme structure

You start with a taught component in the first 12 weeks, and attend ‘themed weeks’ which run in parallel with elective from which you choose your optional courses. The Elective optional courses include:

  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Neural Circuits
  • Neurodegeneration and Regeneration

The elective courses run during the first 12 weeks on two half days per week. These will give you a deeper insight into the concepts and methodology of a specific field of interest.

For your research you can choose available projects or contact principal investigators from more than 120 groups in the Edinburgh Neuroscience community to develop your own project, which can range from psychology to nanoscience.

Career opportunities

This programme is designed to help you in your research career. Over 90% of students on the MSc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience have positive next destinations, including PhD, research or clinical career paths.

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