• Postgraduate taught
  • MRes


Develop your expertise for a career at the interface between neuroscience and engineering.

Develop your expertise for a career at the interface between neuroscience and engineering

Get industry recognition with an accredited degree

Work alongside neuroscience experts on a full-time research project

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MRes

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £17,600 Home

    • £40,900 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

    • White City

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in an engineering discipline, or physical, mathematical, medical or biological science with quantitative skills

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Gain technical knowledge and expertise in neurotechnology on this one-year MRes course.

You'll develop skills towards an innovative research career in the field and learn how to investigate neural function and treat dysfunction.

Neurotechnology uses insights and tools from mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and engineering to help reduce the burden of brain-related illnesses.

Through lectures and practical work, you'll explore specialised concepts in neurotechnology research and consider future developments and technologies.

You'll also apply techniques and problem-solving skills from the course to an area of interest on an extensive research project.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take all of these core modules.

Core Modules

For Topics in Neural Engineering, you'll choose two optional modules. 

Example modules are shown here, but are subject to availability. 


Optional modules

You'll complete a nine-month research project, with full-time project work starting in the spring term.

This will provide an opportunity for you to develop cutting edge research capabilities under the close supervision of academics and their research teams.

Professional accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Our accreditation agreements are renewed every five years, with the current accreditation agreement due to be renewed in 2028. The Department expects to be accredited into the future.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Research project

  • 4% Lectures and tutorials
  • 18% Independent study
  • 78% Research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Study groups
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
  • Computing labs
  • Presentations
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Person giving seminar
    Guest lectures
  • A person studying independently
    Independent study
  • Flipped teaching

Balance of assessment


  • Coursework
  • Exams
  • Practical

  • 44% Coursework
  • 6% Exams
  • 50% Practical

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Oral presentations
  • Papers from a written report
    Written reports
  • Dissertation
  • Practical training elements
  • Person making a presentation
    Poster presentations

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Gain transferable skills relevant to a career in the emerging field of neurotechnology.

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Work in a multidisciplinary team and develop your research, analysis and presentation skills

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Build a solid research foundation before pursuing a PhD or working in neurotechnology.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Medicine, healthcare and the medical device industry are just some of your options.

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Other potential career paths could include research, teaching, start-ups, consultancy and finance.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications