Neuroscience at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Utilise exciting cutting-edge neuroscience techniques to advance our understanding of the nervous system Our nervous system is the most complex and highly organised system within our body. This incredible network is responsible for generating our perception, thoughts, and even our behaviour. During your course, you will seek to understand how this structure operates, before using this understanding to tackle real-world challenges such as ageing, stroke recovery and spinal cord injury repair. This unique Masters course is ideal for those interested in Neuroscience even if they have not completed a Neuroscience undergraduate degree. All you need to do is show evidence of your passion for the subject while applying. The flexibility of the programme combined with the breadth of topics covered, ensures any student with a relevant background will be able to adapt and flourish during the course. What sets our Neuroscience Masters degree apart from similar programmes, is the almost year-long laboratory based project. This major research project will provide you with the opportunity to not only develop and learn innovative techniques, but also apply them in a hands-on setting. You will build invaluable practical experience, crucial for your future career or PhD. The broad nature of this postgraduate degree includes topics such as coding, data analysis and presenting, all of which are vital for advancing in the field of Neuroscience. On this course you will choose from a wealth of different research areas, allowing you to contribute to research teams and topics you are personally passionate about. Each of the four subject areas listed below contains a multitude of speciality teams which you may be able to join. Research areas include:

  • Molecules and Cells
  • Disease, Disorder, Injury & Repair
  • Circuits, Systems and Computations
  • Psychology, Behaviour and Cognitive Neuroscience
Here are just a few examples of past research topic chosen by students:
  • Role of muscles and central drive in the dynamic and static phases of a task
  • Virtual Reality Therapy and Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
  • Predictors of habit strength in health behaviours
  • Optical measurements of neural plasticity in mouse models of brain disorders
Course highlights
  • Experience an almost year-long laboratory project.
  • Your chance to study the current methods of coding and analysis.
  • Benefit from an intutive student-led research techniques module.

Entry requirements

BSc 1st class or 2i, or equivalent (for example a pass in MBChB, BDS), in a relevant scientific discipline, normally biological or biomedical sciences, but a natural sciences or engineering graduate will be considered subject to evidence of biological knowledge at an appropriate level.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
TOEFL (iBT)92with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
PTE Academic64with no less than 60 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing

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Neuroscience at University of Leeds - UCAS