Translational Neuroscience MSc 3
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Translational Neuroscience

Receive the advanced training required to understand neurological disorders and develop better treatments.

Receive the advanced training required to understand neurological disorders and develop better treatments

Build your foundational knowledge of neuroscience before specialising on one of two streams

Explore a neurological or psychiatric disorder in greater depth on an extended research project

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • £14,900 Home

    • £43,250 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Hammersmith

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 degree in an appropriate biological science subject

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Course overview

Receive high-quality training to better understand what causes neurological and psychiatric disorders on this Master's course.

Delivered by world-leading expert clinicians and neuroscientists, this programme also examines the various methodologies used in translational research to develop therapeutic approaches to treat neurological conditions.

You'll choose to study one of two specialised streams on this course:

  • Stream 1: Psychiatry, Brain imaging and Machine Learning
  • Stream 2: Neurodegeneration, Neuro-inflammation, Neuro-trauma and Neuro-regeneration

Both streams explore how different cellular components in the central nervous system physiologically work together to control brain function.

You'll then explore how this malfunctions in a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

A laboratory-based project also provides an opportunity to apply your research skills to a particular neurological or psychiatric disorder in greater depth.

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Structure

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.

On both streams, you’ll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll also take three optional modules specific to your chosen stream:

  • Stream 1: Psychiatry, Brain imaging and Machine Learning
  • Stream 2: Neurodegeneration, Neuro-inflammation, Neuro-trauma and Neuro-regeneration

 

Stream 1

Stream 2

A laboratory-based research project is a key component of both streams. 

You'll generate an original piece of research that shows an innovative and creative approach to a specific neuroscientific challenge. 

This module is strongly practical and is characterised by a notable vocational focus, and will be carried out under supervision.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Practical/computational sessions
  • Laboratory tours and demonstrations
  • Interviews with patients
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Group discussions and workshops

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Modules
  • Laboratory-based research project

  • 50% Modules
  • 50% Laboratory-based research project

Assessment methods

  • Checklist for a practical examination
    Custom anatomy assessment
  • Person engaging with a business simulation activity
    Virtual research project
  • Person making a presentation
    Presentations
  • Person completing coursework
    Write-ups
  • Computer with code on screen
    Code workbook for workshops
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
    Workshops
  • Literature and editorial reviews
  • Hackathon
  • Checklist for a practical examination
    Problem solving pipeline development examination
  • Papers from a written report
    Research grant concept
  • Dissertation
  • Oral examination

Entry requirements

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

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry

£14,900

Overseas fee

2024 entry

£43,250

Your future career

Neuroscience/ View of brain

Develop highly transferable skills that will prepare you for further study or a career in translational neuroscience.

Lightbulb above a book

Understand neurologic disorders and build expertise in treating or curing them.

Person with magnifying glass over head

The Department of Brain Sciences also provides an ideal environment to pursue a PhD and build your career in research.

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