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Neuroscience (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Study the brain's development, structure and function, and understand the processes underlying neurological disorders. You'll explore subjects as diverse as biochemistry, neurophysiology, and neural circuits controlling behaviour. This Masters degree will open the door to scientific or clinically-related postgraduate research. It can also lead to a career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

You'll build on the foundation of biomedical sciences in year 1, and increase your neuroscience specialisation each year after that. This culminates in year 4 when you'll complete an individual research project to prepare you for a career in neuroscience.

Your knowledge of fundamental sciences will help you master this interdisciplinary subject. Your work will be supported by lectures and seminars on the latest research topics and techniques, delivered by leading researchers. 

You'll study in the Life Sciences building, a state-of-the-art laboratory, teaching and research space. It's designed to support cross-disciplinary work in biological sciences and related disciplines.

As part of your degree you can:

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 251.61 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

Depending on your A levels and performance in year 1, you may have the opportunity to transfer to a related biological sciences degree at the end of your first year.