Brain Sciences


Brain Sciences MRes

The Brain Sciences MRes is an innovative research-led programme which brings together expertise from across the Faculty of Brain Sciences and offers you the opportunity to work and train with leading researchers at one of the most highly regarded centres of excellence in brain science in the world.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Students will gain an understanding of the human brain and its disorders from the molecular to systems level that will reflect the interdisciplinary breadth of cutting-edge research in brain sciences conducted at UCL. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of core personal and professional skills that underpin excellence in research.

This comprehensive programme will provide core knowledge and skills, and ensure that prospective PhD candidates are thoroughly acquainted with the background as well as with the expanding scope of the field.

The unique curriculum will develop knowledge and insight into the broad and interdisciplinary scope of brain science through practical experience and exposure to contemporary topics in brain sciences research delivered through a series of innovative masterclasses led by internationally renowned researchers at UCL.

With an empirical research project encompassing two-thirds of the programme, quantitative and qualitative tools for research will be developed including core skills in the implementation, management and dissemination of research.

UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is one of the most highly recognised centres of excellence in brain science in the world: 

  • UCL biomedical and health researchers are the most influential in England including in these fields of specialism: clinical neurology, deafness and hearing problems, dementias, experimental psychology, mental health, multidisciplinary psychology, neuroimaging, psychology, psychoanalysis
    According to RAND bibliometric analysis published in 2015 
  • UCL is the most highly cited university in Europe for neuroscience and behaviour studies 
    According to InCites Essential Scientific Indicators 2017
  • UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is the best place in the world to study ophthalmology
    According to CWUR 2017 Rankings by Subject

Find out more reasons to study at UCL Brain Sciences.

Brain Sciences MRes course information

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