Bioscientist at work



This stimulating course is designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills needed to enter a career in a neuropharmacology either in an academic institution, a research institute or in the industrial/business sector.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October and January
Course length: One year FT, two years PT or with a placement
Study location: Clifton campus

Fees and funding:

Please see the fees, funding and scholarships section.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your practical skills through an extended laboratory-based research project. It will also enable you to develop an ability to plan a research project, apply effective data analysis skills to your results, and to communicate your findings in an articulate and professional manner.

This course is ideal if you are:

  • a recent graduate and looking for the professional skills needed to obtain a job in a neuropharmacology research related area or a career in academic research into neuropharmacology
  • working for a neuroscience company in a or pharmacology research-related area and want a master's-level qualification to give you a competitive edge.

Take a work placement
You have the opportunity to take a work placement, enhancing your CV and employability even further. 

Skills portfolio
You will gather together relevant practical skills throughout laboratory classes producing a training record. This can be presented to potential employers as proof of competence in a laboratory setting. It also provides you with experience of managing what is essentially a personal development portfolio, which is now a standard tool for monitoring progression and performance in a scientific career as well as out in the sector.

This course benefits from the excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.