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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary


Help advance understanding of the nervous system by training in cutting-edge neuroscience techniques.

Our research seeks to understand how the nervous system, the most complex and highly organised part of the body, is able to generate perception, thoughts and behaviour. We then apply this understanding to seek solutions to real-world problems such as promoting healthy ageing, stroke recovery and spinal cord injury repair.

To address such neuroscientific problems, this one year MRes will enable you to spend most of your time in an active laboratory, learning and applying cutting-edge techniques. Take a moment to look at the areas below and consider which research team you could contribute to.

  • Neuroengineering
  • Molecular neuroscience
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neural circuits
  • Neurotrauma and repair
  • Neuro-biotechnology.

Career opportunities

There’s an increasing demand for people skilled in the knowledge of biological sciences applied to healthcare, in the form of biological and medical technology. Knowledge of use of large data, its collection and analysis is critical. This is leading to an innovative and disruptive technological development for improved diagnostic and therapeutic tools for mental health, mobility and common dysfunctions like pain.

Upon completion of this programme you’ll be well-placed to undertake a PhD in this field or as a junior research assistant if working in an academic, start-up or industrial environment.

There are career opportunities in neurotechnology, neuroscience and electroceuticals worldwide with industries and start-ups like GSK and BIOS Health. With the growth in healthcare industries locally in Leeds and Yorkshire, in the UK and internationally there’ an increase in demand for skills like data analytics, imaging, neuropathology and healthcare app development.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

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  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    150 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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