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MSc Neuroscience & Mental Health

University of Strathclyde

The MSc Neuroscience & Mental Health has been designed, with feedback from industry, to fulfill a gap in the postgraduate market for a strong research-led neuroscience Masters degree.

The programme will allow students to build both a strong knowledge-base and a clear understanding of the practicalities involved in research, drug discovery and development of therapeutic interventions for disorders of the nervous system.

Students will have access to expertise and facilities for in vivo animal studies, such as models for different aspects of learning & memory. The course will include training in associated ethical & legal considerations."


The course will be assessed by written examinations, written reports, oral presentations and moderated peer assessments. Formative and summative approaches are taken in different aspects of the course.

The project is assessed by means of:

  • performance (20%)
  • a thesis (60%)
  • an oral presentation (20%) prepared and submitted at the end of the project time


Our MSc Neuroscience & Mental Health students can go on to have careers in*:

  • academia (research and teaching)
  • clinical sciences
  • biotechnology and contract research
  • pharmaceutical industries
  • neuropsychology and psychiatry
  • regulatory affairs, policy and research administration
  • science communication, museum work and public engagement
  • publishing or the media
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  • Core Neuroscience (10 credits)
  • Advanced Techniques in In Vivo Biology (10 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Commercialisation (10 credits)
  • Functions of the Nervous System (20 credits)
  • Generic Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Research Skills (20 credits)
  • Disorders of the Nervous System
  • Advanced Topics in Biomedical Research (20 credits)
  • Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Research (10 credits)
  • Research project (60 credits)
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time