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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Explore the brain and study all aspects of the nervous system from the molecular to the behavioural with our MSc Neuroscience degree. Help improve understanding of brain function and address key challenges facing society such as neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric conditions.

This course is ideal if you want to pursue a career in neuroscience or work in the neuro-pharmaceutical industry, or are interested in further study.

Learn about brain function and dysfunction, and gain experience in some of the latest experimental neuroscience techniques. You’ll learn from neuroscience researchers at the forefront of their specialisms and gain a breadth of knowledge in experimental, applied and translational neuroscience.

Key areas of your learning include advanced human neuroanatomy, and neuronal and glial physiology in health and disease. This is complemented by research focused, experimental workshops covering:

  • neuro-drug discovery
  • model organisms in neurological disease
  • dementia research including iPSC-models and neuropathological studies
  • neural networks
  • behavioural neurosciences
  • cell and molecular neurobiology
  • interdisciplinary neuroscience

You’ll carry out an individual research-based project, in one of 14 research labs in our purpose-built Life Sciences building. Themes could include anything from circadian biology, ageing processes and synaptic physiology to dementia research, neuroinflammation and translational research.


This MSc Neuroscience gives you everything you need to begin a career in neuroscience or the neuro-pharmaceutical industry.

You'll also be well prepared for further study, such as postgraduate research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,640per 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 Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%



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