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 original laboratory-based research.
The programme is divided into three trimesters (each of 30 ECTS) in the following manner:
Neurophysiology: 5 ECTS
Central Neurotransmission: 5 ECTS
Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology: 5 ECTS
Applied Concepts in Pharmacology: 5 ECTS
Experimental Methods in Pharmacology: 10 ECTS
Experimental Neuropharmacology: 15 ECTS
Current Topics in Neuropharmacology: 10 ECTS
Neuropharmacology and Therapeutics: 5 ECTS
Neuropharmacology Research Project: 30 ECTS.
Minimum 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).
WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
1 year full-time.
Post Course Info
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. Approximately one-third have embarked on PhD research following graduation.