This pathway is composed of four modules, worth 60 credits in total, and a research project, worth 120 credits.
Worth 15 credits each
- 'Research Methods and Statistics'
- 'Biosciences Research Skills' OR 'Research in Practice'
- 'Contemporary Topics in Brain Science Research'
Choose one module from the following (worth 15 credits each)
- 'Introduction to the Brain and Imaging the Brain'
- 'Structure & Function of the Brain'
- 'Introduction to Cognitive Science'
- 'Principles of Cognition'
- 'Molecular Pharmacology'
- 'Developmental Neurobiology'
- 'Receptors and Synaptic Signalling'
- 'Current Research in Dementia'
- 'Neuroscience of Mental Health'
Worth 120 credits
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation in the form of a journal article and an oral examination.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, independent study, journal clubs, independent and collaborative problem-based tasks, practical demonstrations and classes, computational work, and a supervised empirical research project. Assessment is through online tasks, unseen written examinations, essays, oral presentations, research-based tasks and a primary research article.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.