Current Topics in Neuroscience (822C1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module is based on the Neuroscience seminar series and related research seminars at the Sussex. 

Through attending the seminars you’ll summarise the main questions and findings, while providing critical comments on the discussions.

In addition there will be two student-led discussions per term. You’ll present on current topics from the seminars or recent publications, followed by a written report. 


5%: Lecture
38%: Practical (Workshop)
57%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 24 hours of contact time and about 126 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.