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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Course content

The programme will begin by giving you an overview of the field of neuroscience and the inclusion of advanced tools and techniques useful in interrogating it for preclinical and clinical purposes.

The modules on this course will introduce you to the data analysis tools and fundamentals of bio imaging, both of which will be using data from real experimental scenarios. The use of core statistical models (classification, regressions), for analysis of different time-series datasets provided by the local researchers will be introduced during the data analytics module. During this module you will also analyse and interpret the large scale biological and biomedical data for physiological markets.

You will be provided with the basics of use of algorithms towards solving complex problems like diagnosis of function or improved function with therapies.

At the end of the course you will be able to do the following;

  • Develop an understanding of normal neurological function in vertebrates to enable better understanding of dysfunction.
  • Use of technologies to interrogate the neurological dysfunctions in the vertebrate population (animal and human diseases)
  • Design, conduct experiments and research projects to better the neuronal systems.
  • Analyse the data using appropriate methods and statistical techniques, and interpret, critically discuss and draw conclusions from these data.
  • Establish efficacious use of new tools and their outcome evaluation to enable easy transfer of knowledge to preclinical and clinical scientists.
  • Provide insight into how this information can then be transferred towards drug discovery, diagnostics, biomarker screening for patient stratification, improved rehabilitation and technological adaptations.
  • Introduce use of big data analysis, use of mathematical algorithms and software pertinent to study of the nervous system and development of new tools involving capture of biological data, processing and its use for producing a define output.

Career opportunities

There is a need for students to be trained in the outlined neurological aspects of this programme, with a view of understanding the underlying biological principles, if we are to keep up to speed with changes in future research and to develop new tools for medical interventions

There is an increasing demand for people skilled in the knowledge of biological sciences applied to healthcare in the form of medical and biological technology needing. The knowledge of innovative use of fresh developments in the fields of data gathering and analysis is critical and is leading to a drive forward towards an innovative and disruptive technological development for improving diagnosis and therapies for mental health, mobility and common conditions like pain.

Upon completion of this programme you will be well-placed to undertake a PhD in this field or as junior research assistants if working in an academic or industrial environment.

There are career opportunities in neurotechnology, neuroscience and electroceuticals worldwide with industries and start-ups like GSK and BIOS Health to name a few. Yorkshire, UK and internationally based companies working in the sector of healthcare data analytics, imaging and neuropathology, healthcare app development and of course the new NHS Digital are such possible avenues for jobs

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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

    28th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    158 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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