The research activities of the Neuroscience Subject Group within the School of Life Sciences are aimed at understanding the structure, function and development of the nervous system, and the causes of various neurological disorders. We have particular strengths in learning and memory, neuropharmacology, sensory systems, synaptic physiology and behaviour and cognition. Most of these groups are located in a new Neuroscience Centre in a three-storey building specially refurbished to provide the infrastructure required for the best research.


Find out about the cellular and molecular neuroscience research here in the School of Life Sciences by looking at the homepages of our principal investigators and labs.

To find out how you can study neuroscience with us please refer to either the Undergraduate or Postgraduate section.

The University of Sussex has one of the highest densities of neuroscience faculty of any university in the UK, as well as large numbers of research fellows and doctoral students.  There are over 50 research groups working on the nervous system, distributed across four Schools on campus: the Schools of Life Sciences, Psychology, Engineering & Informatics, and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.  This community is represented by a cross-School research initiative called "Sussex Neuroscience". Our research can be described under four interdisciplinary themes: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience; Circuits, Systems and Computational Neuroscience; Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience; and Translational and Clinical Neuroscience.  You can find out more about these themes across all four Schools by visiting the Sussex Neuroscience webpages