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The University of Edinburgh

Neuroscience (Integrative Neuroscience)

Central area campus
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Rank: 23 (UKEAS)

Location: Central area campus

Website: www.ed.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters by research

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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Description

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.Programme structureYou start with a taught component in the first 12 weeks, and attend ‘themed weeks' which run in parallel with elective from which you choose your optional courses. The Elective optional courses include:

  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Neural Circuits
  • Neurodegeneration and Regeneration
The elective courses run during the first 12 weeks on two half days per week. These will give you a deeper insight into the concepts and methodology of a specific field of interest.For your research you can choose available projects or contact principal investigators from more than 120 groups in the Edinburgh Neuroscience community to develop your own project, which can range from psychology to nanoscience.Examples of completed projects are:
  • Axon Initial Segment plasticity in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome (Peter Kind)
  • Cognitive and motor functions in neurodegenerative diseases (Thomas Bak)
  • Interactions of amyloid beta and tau in causing cognitive decline in a novel Alzheimer's disease model (Tara Spires-Jones)
  • Role of primary cilia in the development of stem cells during development of the cerebral cortex (Thomas Theil)

Requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each)


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About this university

International students

International students arriving in Edinburgh can access various help and assistance to integrate with their new community. This starts at the International Student Centre where advice and assistance is available with fees and finance as well as legal matters such as immigration advice and visas. There is also a number of events organised by the ISC including weekly themed nights representing different countries and subsidized trips around the country. There are also campus wide events such as International Evening and the International Desserts Night to help students bring their own culture to others. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) is the combination of the unions and the Student Representative Council and has buildings around the campus including Teviot Row House, Potterrow, Kings Buildings House and the Pleasance. Teviot Row House has claims as the oldest purpose built student union building in the world. EUSA is responsible for some 250 societies for students to become involved with outside the classroom. Edinburgh itself is an important centre for the performing arts, particularly comedy, amateur and fringe theatre and numerous groups within the university are involved in this area. The Theatre Company was founded in 1896 and the Drama Society runs Bedlam Theatre, the oldest student run theatre in the UK. There is a weekly newspaper produced by students along with an independent publication and an alternative music radio station. In sports, there are 67 clubs ranging from rugby and football to judo and gliding.

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