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Neuropharmacology (MSc)


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National University of Ireland


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Studying Neuropharmacology at the National University of Ireland

Attempting to find new drug treatments central nervous system (CNS) diseases is a major global priority. This requires a collaboration between pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and academic institutions. It involves: 

  1. The identification of drug targets in the CNS disease state of interest 
  2. Discovery and preclinical profiling of substances acting on this drug target 
  3. The clinical evaluation for efficacy and safety.


The Discipline of Pharmacology and Therapeutics has been actively engaged in neuropharmacological research for over 30 years. In 1998, the MSc in Neuropharmacology was introduced to provide students with the skills necessary to develop a career in important area of research.

Programme outcomes include:

  • Demonstrating a detailed knowledge of the principles and concepts of neuropharmacology
  • Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of the recent developments and applications in the field of neuropharmacology
  • Demonstrating a high-skill level in a wide range of laboratory skills for neuropharmacological investigations
  • Communicating experimental findings in neuropharmacology effectively, using a variety of verbal, written and visual means
  • Designing, conducting, analysing and presenting their original laboratory?based research.

 


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Neuropharmacology: Course Outline

The programme is divided into three trimesters trimesters (each of 30 ECTS) in the following manner:

Trimester 1

  • Neuroscience: 5 ECTS
  • Central Neurotransmission: 5 ECTS
  • Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology: 5 ECTS
  • Applied Concepts in Pharmacology: 5 ECTS
  • Experimental Methods in Pharmacology: 10 ECTS

Trimester 2

  • Experimental Neuropharmacology: 15 ECTS
  • Current Topics in Neuropharmacology: 10 ECTS
  • Neuropharmacology & Therapeutics: 5 ECTS

Trimester 3
Neuropharmacology Research Project: 30 ECTS


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Neuropharmacology: Career Opportunities

The majority of graduates of the programme have entered the workforce either in technical or research roles within hospitals, universities or companies, mostly in Ireland. In addition, approximately one-third have embarked on PhD research following graduation.


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Neuropharmacology: Entry Requirements

Successful students will normally hold at least a Second Class Honours Level 8 degree from any of a range of undergraduate disciplines, from Chemistry to Life Science subjects to Psychology. Students are also considered who have a Level 7 degree and three years’ relevant work experience. IELTS score of 6.5 (with not less than 5.5 in any one component).


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Institution

National University of Ireland


Location: National University of Ireland Galway University Road 1
H91 TK33 Galway
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Galway

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Sciences

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September 2021

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7690 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 23750 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Galway

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Sciences

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September 2021

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 1 year

Tuition fees EU: 7690 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 23750 EUR / year

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