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Neuroscience (Research)

Newcastle University
48 months
Master's degree
On campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Program description

The Institute for Neuroscience has clinicians and scientists working together to understand the brain and behaviour. From the basic biology of neurons through to complex processes of perception and decision-making behaviour, we address how the mind, brain, and body work together and translate this knowledge into clinical applications for patient benefit.

We offer MPhil, PhD and MD supervision in the following research areas:

Motor systems development, plasticity and function
Visual system development, plasticity and repair
Neural computation and network systems
Auditory neuroscience
Forensic psychiatry and clinical psychology
Systems and computational neuroscience
Behaviour and evolution
Visual perception and human cognition

We encourage applicants to find out more about our staff specialisms on the Institute of Neuroscience’s website.


Several of our PhD studentships require or encourage up to three months internships in a related area, for example in industry, hospital laboratories, or charities.

CASE studentships include a six month placement working with the industrial partner.


The Institute of Neuroscience (ION) has well-equipped laboratories and research infrastructure including the new Centre for Translational Systems Neuroscience and the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

Our imaging technology includes preclinical and clinical PET, fMRI and CT scanners.

There is office space, computing facilities and a dedicated student social area.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world-class research and teaching university, ranked in the top 200 of the world’s best universities. We are proud to have been awarded Gold status by the UK government in the Teaching Excellence Framework in recognition of our provision of consistently outstanding teaching,...

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