Clinical Neuroscience

Postgraduate School of Life and Health Sciences

This cutting-edge MSc Clinical Neuroscience offers an exciting opportunity to study modern neuroscience with a focus on clinical implications.

Clinical Neuroscience

1 year (full-time)
2-4 years (part-time)

Number of Credits

MSc: 180
PGDip: 120
PGCert: 60

Start date

September 2023

Degree Type




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Gain a strong foundation in understanding the mechanisms and treatments of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.

This programme is designed for students from a range of backgrounds, who are interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience. You will develop a detailed understanding of modern theory and concepts relating to brain research and neuroscience and the application of these principles in the treatment of brain disorders. This course places emphasis on the clinical relevance of recent developments in neuroscience.

The development of your research methods skills is an integral part of the course. You will further your understanding of applied neuroscience with a research project which will develop your data handling and analysis skills, use of applied theory and statistics. 

One of the longest running postgraduate programmes in clinical neuroscience in the UK.

MSc Clinical Neuroscience is recognised by the Federation of Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and included in the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS), which is the highest accolade in European neuroscience teaching.

How you'll learn

You’ll be introduced to a diverse range of topics and will have the chance to focus on areas that interest you. Examples of topics that you might cover include clinical relevance of recent developments in neuroscience, brain imaging techniques and their applications in neurology and psychiatry, neurobiological mechanisms of human brain disorders, effects of nutrition and addiction on brain function, and research methods. You will also discuss ethical issues in clinical neuroscience and develop your ability to critically evaluate current developments in clinical brain research, which are relevant to healthcare.

You’ll work with academics who are currently investigating a range of topical issues such as the addictive nature of new psychoactive substances, effects of stress on the brain regulatory systems and the mechanisms of brain cell death and repair using neural stem cells. You’ll also be welcome to attend additional research seminars and discussions on topical developments in neuroscience and health sciences, led by experts.

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Career options

This postgraduate programme will prepare you for careers in healthcare, research and academia, the NHS or private sector, and the pharmaceutical industry. You could also go onto further academic study at PhD level.

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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can now apply for any programme for any entry point in 2023.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£9,250 £16,500

Specific entry requirements

Applicants should have a UK 1st, 2:1 or 2:2, or international equivalent in a relevant subject.

Relevant subjects include: all Biological and Health Sciences (e.g. biology, health, Biomedical sciences), Medicine, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Pharmacy and Neuroscience.

In addition, healthcare professionals with substantial vocational experience would be considered even if they fell just below the criteria above.

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Course Facilities

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  Including our Omics Suite, cell culture facilities for studying neural stem cells, and our teaching laboratories.    

Develop practical skills in our state-of-the-art-laboratories 

Including our Omics Suite, cell culture facilities for studying neural stem cells, and our teaching laboratories.  

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  On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

Manresa Hall in Whitelands College 

On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.


Our Research

For an overview of the research carried out by our academics within the School of Life and Health Sciences, please visit the departmental research pages.

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