Advanced Techniques in Neuroscience (821C1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

In this module, you will attend seminars and practical workshops on major current techniques in neuroscience, including

  • advanced microscopy and imaging
  • electrophysiology
  • computational analysis.

The focus on techniques is complemented by seminars on the ethics of human and animal studies.


74%: Practical (Workshop)
26%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Media production, Problem set, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 46 hours of contact time and about 254 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.