- Lab sessions
- Practical classes
- Anatomy sessions
- Case-based learning
- Problem-based learning
- Small group learning
Curious about how your brain works? Would you like to understand neurological diseases such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s at an advanced level? Then our MSci in Neuroscience is for you.
Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, in this course you'll study the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system, as well as neurological diseases and disorders.
Our degree programme convers concepts from the genome through to human based clinical neuroscience.
Through optional modules and research projects, you can tailor the course to focus on the specific areas of neuroscience that interest you. You’ll be taught by leading scientists with a range of specialities to broaden your understanding of neuroscience.
The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. This content was last updated on Thursday 2 March 2023.
Exams happen twice a year at the end of each semester. Coursework runs throughout each year and exists in many different formats.
Find out more about our teaching on our school website.
Approximately 20 hours of contact time per week. Class sizes vary with module.
Graduates from our course have developed careers in scientific research in the pharmaceutical industry and academia. Other careers have included management, scientific writing, professions allied to medicine, teaching and graduate entry medicine.
Recent graduate destinations include:
Find out more about the career options open to neuroscience graduates.
Average starting salary and career progression
96.5% of undergraduates from the School of Life Sciences secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £20,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.
Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
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