• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Students in the Neuroscience program at the University of Kentucky will receive extensive and in-depth training in basic aspects of nervous system function and will employ a wide range of highly innovative technological approaches to study the nervous system in the context of normal function and disease states such as Alzheimer's Disease, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's Disease, substance abuse and stroke.
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Overview

Neuroscience is the study of how the brain works to generate behavioral outcomes using sensory inputs. The Neuroscience program is offered by the University of Kentucky.

It is a field of study that is expanding at a national and international level due to the rapid development of innovative technological approaches that allow for levels of analysis of the nervous system never before imagined, growing recognition of the critical role that even single cells have in influencing normal and pathological nervous system function and the increasing prevalence of neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injury and substance abuse in our society.

Careers

Since understanding normal brain and nervous system functions and overcoming/treating their dysfunction is of growing concern to our society, many careers in neuroscience are experiencing sustained growth. 

To cite just a few of the many examples, the American Psychological Association has recently drawn attention to the critical shortage of both civilian and military mental health professionals needed to treat such diverse problems as post-traumatic stress syndrome and traumatic brain injury. 

Opportunities in regenerative medicine are increasing exponentially and currently run the gamut from research to clinical application to marketing of therapies that impact both peripheral and central nervous system repair. 

Finally, artificial intelligence and robotics are predicted to permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025 and advancements in both fields have benefited immensely from a neuroscience perspective.

Career opportunities:

  • Professional Degrees
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Science Advocacy
  • Government Relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Introduction to Neuroscience Techniques 
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Neuroscience Seminar 
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Complete UK International Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  • Application processing fee (non-refundable)
  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Bank Statement 
  • Submit Sponsor Guarantee Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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