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Sussex Neuroscience 4-Year PhD Programme - applications now being taken


The aim of the Sussex Neuroscience 4-Year PhD Programme is to provide a broader research training in Neuroscience than is possible in a traditional 3-year PhD. We also encourage interdisciplinarity by making it possible for students with a background in psychological or physical sciences to transition to Neuroscience.

Students will spend the first year completing intensive courses and up to three rotations in laboratories participating in the Programme. Topics available include molecular & cellular biology, neurophysiology, learning, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, psychology, development, sensory systems, computational neuroscience, functional imaging, neurodegeneration and translational neuroscience.

Students will be selected on the basis of their potential to tackle and solve difficult intellectual and experimental challenges. Previous training in quantitative disciplines (e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science), biological sciences (e.g. biology, medicine, bioengineering), psychology or related fields is important.

The Programme is administered by Sussex Neuroscience, a community of about 50 research groups with diverse interests covering all major areas of contemporary Neuroscience (

Tuition fees and stipends will be ensured for successful applicants of all nationalities for a period of 4 years.

The application deadline is January 14th, 2014.

For further information and potential projects, see:

You can also contact Ruth Staras ( or Leon Lagnado (

Posted on 03/12/2013

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