Applied Neuroscience MSc

School of Medicine

Gain an advanced understanding of the brain and apply this knowledge to a laboratory- or industry-based research project aligned to your future career

Date of entry

September 2022

Start date

September 2022


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Ninewells Hospital

The brain is the most complex of all organs – every day we learn more about how it works, and how this knowledge can be applied in a range of settings, including academia and industry.

Whether you have a background in neuroscience or not, this course can be tailored to suit you. If you have limited knowledge of neuroscience, you will begin with Foundations in Neuroscience 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 and also modules in other disciplines including business, marketing and psychology to enable the application of your knowledge to a future career.

You'll be taught by clinical and non-clinical neuroscientists, internationally-renowned researchers exploring important themes in the field, including learning and memory, neurodegeneration, psychiatric disorders, pain, and anaesthesia.

You'll also have the opportunity to combine these topics with aspects of psychology, business and/or marketing (taught by expert staff in these fields), allowing you to take your neuroscience knowledge in a different direction. This flexible approach will prepare you for a range of future careers.

Following the taught component of the course, you'll design and complete a research project. This will be a laboratory- or industry-based research project either in Dundee or on placement in one of our commercial or not-for-profit partner organisations.

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