Applied Neuroscience MSc

School of Medicine

Gain an advanced understanding of the brain and nervous system and apply this knowledge to a research project aligned to your future career

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Ninewells Hospital

This course offers the opportunity for students with undergraduate degrees in relevant subjects, such as biological sciences or psychology, to convert their studies to the neuroscience field and acquire the knowledge and skills required for a career in neuroscience.

You will be taught by non-clinical and clinical neuroscientists, internationally-renowned researchers exploring topics that range from molecular to behavioural neuroscience. You will have access to well-equipped laboratories and the opportunity to experience cutting-edge research techniques.

Whether you have a background in neuroscience or not, this course can be tailored to suit you.  The first module, Foundations in Neuroscience, covers the fundamentals enabling you to develop an understanding of important concepts.

If you already have knowledge of the fundamentals of neuroscience, we offer the opportunity to explore specific topics in more detail, including optional modules in psychology.

Core modules throughout the course will cover topics such as:

  • research methods and statistics
  • mechanisms of memory formation
  • neurodegenerative disorders
  • neurobiology of mental health
  • addiction
  • pain

They will also cover the exciting technologies used in contemporary neuroscience research.

Following the taught component of the course, we will support you to develop and complete a four-month research project that aligns with your longer-term career goals.

Vicki Simpson-Price
“The benefits of studying this course are that you get a greater understanding of the brain and experimental procedures used to investigate many biological and behavioural aspects of human/animal functioning, all of which is highly relatable to many jobs.”

Vicki Simpson-Price, MSc Applied Neuroscience, graduated 2023

Clara Dieterle
“The highlights for me were the academic environment, student life (sports clubs, discovering the surrounding areas of Dundee) and the support of the Professors.”

Clara Dieterle, MSc Applied Neuroscience, graduated 2021

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