United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Explore theories behind neuroscience, compare real human brains from our brain bank and develop the professional skills you need for your career. On this course, we'll cover the key areas of psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience and neurology. Then you'll delve deeper into the area that interests you and carry out research with leading experts in the field.

Key benefits:

  • Join a diverse community - students join us from all over the globe and have a background in biomedical, psychology and more.
  • Complete three core modules then pick a specialised pathway
  • Study surrounded by the expertise and facilities of the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, MRC Social & Genetic Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Maurice Wohl Neuroscience Centre, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
  • Learn from experts in ADHD, genetics, personality disorders and more.
  • Prepare for careers in research and medical, clinical, or pharmaceutical environments, as well as careers in policy making.

Who should take this course

This course is for anyone who wants to make ground-breaking discoveries in the field and develop practical skills for their future.

The normal minimum entry requirements are an undergraduate degree with 2:1 honours in a biological discipline; or a a medical degree (MBBS or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-biological degree or with a lower class may be considered.



Course content

Required Modules:

The course is divided into taught and research modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Students on this course are required to take:

  • Fundamental module 1 (30 credits)
  • Fundamental module 2 (30 credits)
  • Fundamental module 3 (30 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, students take 30 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • B Neuroscience Research (30 credits)
  • B1 Psychiatric Genetics Research (30 credits)
  • B3 Developmental Neurobiology Research (30 credits)
  • B4 Neurodegeneration Research (30 credits)
  • B5 Neuroimaging Research (30 credits)
  • B7 Cognitive Neuroscience Research (30 credits)
  • B8 Neural Stem Cells and Nervous System Repair Research (30 credits) Research modules:

The research component will allow students to gain training and experience in hypothesis-driven academic research. Students also take 60 credits from a range of research modules that may typically include:

  • C Neuroscience (60 credits)
  • C1 Research project in Psychiatric Genetics (60 credits)
  • C3 Research project in Developmental Neurobiology (60 credits)
  • C4 Research project in Neurodegeneration (60 credits)
  • C5 Research project in Neuroimaging (60 credits)
  • C6 Research project in Brain networks and Tractography (60 credits)
  • C7 Research project in Cognitive Neuroscience (60 credits)
  • C8 Neural Stem Cells and Nervous System Repair Research (60 credits)


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About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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