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A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest qualification a university can award. PhD students conduct independent and original neuroscience research and write about their research in a PhD thesis. This would normally take three or more years to complete, if studying full-time.
To be accepted to study towards a PhD in Neuroscience you must normally have:
- A BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience with first-class or upper-second-class honours, or
- A PGDipSci in Neuroscience with distinction or credit, or
- An MSc in Neuroscience
You must also have:
- Suitable research experience (usually as part of your previous degree), and
- Agreement from a neuroscientist to supervise your PhD thesis
It is sometimes possible to use a qualification with a major other than neuroscience for admission to a PhD in Neuroscience. The topic of your research must be neuroscience.