Neuroscience

Postgraduate study

Sussex houses world-class research in all major areas of Neuroscience, with scholarships available from a variety of sources for PhD or Masters study.

One of the aims of Sussex Neuroscience is to train the next generation of researchers to tackle the most important questions.

We offer a range of postgraduate opportunities in Neuroscience at Masters level, with scholarships available from a variety of sources for PhD study.

We also welcome applications for postgraduate study. Please see below for more specific information or alternatively, if you have any questions or queries relating to postgraduate study, please contact the Research and Enterprise co-ordinator:

Alice Caryer
E a.caryer@sussex.ac.uk

Research Excellence Framework

The School of Life Sciences, which brings together biology, ecology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomedical science, chemistry, genetics and zoology is delighted that the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework rank us in the top 10 in the UK (REF 2014).

48% of work has been assessed as ‘world leading’, while a further 39% has been assessed as ‘internationally excellent’.

See the full REF results for the School of Life Sciences

Read more about the University of Sussex and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

See the full national REF results for Biological Sciences

MRes Neuroscience

MRes Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences. This course is ideal for you if you have a strong academic record in neuroscience or a closely related discipline and wish to specialise and strengthen your knowledge of the subject and – especially – to gain laboratory experience before moving to a research career. This MRes is taught by academics from the School of Life Sciences, the School of Psychology, the Department of Informatics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Studies, bringing together over 50 Sussex Neuroscience research groups.

Download the 2017-18 Course Guide here.

MSc Neuroscience

MSc Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences. Neuroscientists investigate the mind and brain – from neuropharmacology to the philosophy of consciousness – with applications from medicine to artificial intelligence. This course is ideal for you if you have already studied neuroscience or a related discipline and wish to specialise and strengthen your knowledge of the subject, or if you have an excellent academic record and wish to move to neuroscience from another field. This course offers a wide choice of advanced lectures and seminars focusing on contemporary research, allows you to gain experience in a wide range of current techniques, and the project gives you up to six months’ experience of research work. This MSc is taught by academics from the School of Life Sciences, the School of Psychology, the Department of Informatics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Studies, bringing together over 50 Sussex Neuroscience research groups.

Download the 2017-18 Course Guide here.

Sussex Neuroscience 4-year PhD Programme

In addition to the traditional format Neuroscience PhD based in the School of Life Sciences, Sussex Neuroscience run a 4-Year PhD Programme, which offers a first year of lab rotations and training in a wide range of neuroscience disciplines across the Schools of Life Sciences, Psychology, Engineering & Informatics, and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. To find out about this 4-Year PhD Programme, and for details about the whole range of neuroscience-related research at Sussex, please visit the Sussex Neuroscience pages.

Sussex Neuroscience 4-Year PhD Programme

Sussex Neuroscience operates a 4-Year PhD Programme. This Programme is different to the traditional Neuroscience PhD in the School of Life Sciences, and has a different application procedure: please check here for information on course structure, projects on offer and how to apply.