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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 speciality right from the start, allowing you to shape your learning around your interests and career goals.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in biological sciences (including neuroscience) or a medical, dental or veterinary degree.
You must also have been formally interviewed by the School you wish to enter. Applicants can be interviewed by video-conferencing or Skype.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
Please note 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.
The closing date for all applications for session 2014/15 is 31 July 2014.
All applicants must meet our general entry and 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.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
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.
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:
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.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This programme is designed to help you in your research career. Each year, we are giving two fully funded PhD studentships to those students on this programme who want to continue their studies in Edinburgh.
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013