Master of Science - Systems Neuroscience at The University of Sheffield: Tuition Fee: £28,500.00 GBP / Year (Scholarship Available)
It’s widely recognised by modern neuroscience that taking a systems approach to exploring the brain is vital to understanding brain function. Systems neuroscience focuses on the interactions between neural structures in networks that influence sensori-motor control and information processing. It’s these interactions that provide people with a foundation for understanding the relationship between brain structure and brain function that underpins behaviour.
This 12-month course is designed to provide students with in-depth training into the core problems in systems neuroscience, and will develop their understanding of the disciplines and techniques used to address these problems such as computer simulation modelling, data visualisation and neuroanatomy.
Over three months students will work on a research project in Cognitive Neuroscience with one of Sheffield's world-leading experts in the Department of Psychology. Their research topic could range from theoretical to basic neuroscience. Students may have the opportunity to collect and analyse real-life cognitive brain science data, using state-of-the-art equipment, before presenting their findings at the university's summer student-led conference. This project gives students the opportunity to put their new techniques in experimental neuroscience into practice, while exploring ideas at the cutting-edge of cognitive neuroscience. It's common for MSc research projects to form the basis of publications in peer-reviewed journals.