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The University of Edinburgh: Neuroscience (Integrative Neuroscience)

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Biomedical Sciences
Study type Research


The MSc by Research in Integrative Neuroscience is a one-year, full-time research programme covering all levels of modern neuroscience, which makes it an ideal programme to prepare you for a PhD.

We include molecular, cellular, systems, regenerative, cognitive, clinical and computational neuroscience. We also allow you to choose your specialty right from the start, allowing you to shape your learning around your interests and career goals.

Our programme is designed to allow you to specialise in your particular field of interest, choosing one out of five offered elective courses, while learning from researchers from many neuroscience areas with themed teaching weeks in Semester 1.

In Semester 2, the programme becomes practical as you start your project(s) in a laboratory setting. You can choose to do two 12 week projects or one 24 week project, which gives you the flexibility to either choose to continue your first project, or begin a second.

Learning targets and assessments are structured so that you are encouraged to learn to produce everything a working scientist would be asked to for their research, including:

  • short reviews of topical themes in Neuroscience

  • poster and oral presentations of your project(s)

  • a grant application based on one projects

  • your thesis

MSc (Res)

University of Edinburgh 


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