Clinical Neuroscience

Postgraduate degree

Clinical Neuroscience

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

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

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

Degree Type:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits:

MSc: 180
PGDip: 120
PGCert: 60

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.

Postgraduate and Doctoral open evening

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview:

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.  

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. 

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. 

This programme can accommodate students from a range of backgrounds including new graduates from life sciences or psychology as well as health professionals who hold non-traditional qualifications. The programme options of PG Diploma or PG Certificate can be useful to health professionals who wish to refresh update theory knowledge without the commitment of conducting a research project (MSc). It is also suitable for applicants from the NHS, for example neuro-nurses or therapists. 

Modules

 

Indicative Timetable

Students on this course are normally in Thursday and Friday all day.

Contact us for further information.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

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

UK EU and International
£9,250 £15,750

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.  

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.

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

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

Need help before you apply?

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Course Facilities

Image -  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.    

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.  

Image -  Manresa Hall in Whitelands College    
  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.

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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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At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.