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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-AUG-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MRes in Neuroscience is designed to provide advanced training in neuroscience research. Students conduct a year-long research project and learn relevant techniques and skills through course work. Research projects are carried out in a single laboratory over the full length of the programme, thereby giving students a unique opportunity to pursue research questions in depth. The overall aim is to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed as independent research scientists.

Course information

The MRes in Neuroscience is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Highlights

  • An intensive week-long introductory module prepares students for the programme before the start of Semester 1.
  • The programme includes a streamlined taught component, comprised of compulsory and optional modules. (60 credits in total).
  • Students conduct a year-long research project in a single laboratory (120 credits).

Careers

A large number of Psychology and Neuroscience postgraduates have gained postdoctoral and lecturing positions in universities across the world. The School provides opportunities for students to gain academic experience by being involved in tutorials, laboratory classes and through conducting independent research.

In addition to pursuing careers in academia, postgraduates within the School have gone on to pursue careers in a variety of fields including industry, education and medicine.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and provides resources specific for neuroscientists, including guidance on career options and opportunities to connect to neuroscience alumni through the University’s social networking programme, Saint Connect.

Application deadline

19 February 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,240per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    211 93%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    9th

    4

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