Academic requirements

Minimum of a 2:1 UK Honours degree in an appropriate biological science subject (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, neuroscience, medicine, dentistry or veterinary science) or equivalent which should ideally have some Neuroscience component. Proof of achievements (official certificates) will be requested if you are offered a place on the course. Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements above, but who have substantial relevant clinical or relevant professional experience, may be admitted following completion of a ‘Special Qualifying Exam’ (SQE).

International qualifications

The academic requirements above are for applicants who hold, or who are working towards, a UK qualification. We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our country index, though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold, or are currently studying towards, then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English proficiency

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for administration to the College. For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. Proficiency Test: IELTS (academic) 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements). For further details of the higher grades required to achieve this, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.


If you have further queries after reading the information provided here, further details can be requested from the College Registry or the MSc Translational Neuroscience Programme Administrator, Dr Patricia Cover (p.cover@imperial.ac.uk).