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    Hello,

    I'm looking to apply for masters courses in neuroscience, but I'm wondering what the best to go for is? I'm getting confused between the terms of some of the closely related subjects, and I'm wondering whether it's just best to go for 'neuroscience' by itself. Could someone please explain the different terms so I can check the understanding of it?

    Also, I'm wondering whether to do a masters or a PhD. My degree was in Psychology and so a masters would be a smaller jump to make. I'm not sure on career prospects, but I am simply fascinated by neuroscience, and I believe it's what I should be doing. What sort of careers would I be looking for in the end?

    Finally, if anyone has any University suggestions for good neuroscience courses, I would love to hear about them. I'm currently looking at Sussex as a main choice. Does anyone know what it is like?

    Thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by Saryn)
    Hello,

    I'm looking to apply for masters courses in neuroscience, but I'm wondering what the best to go for is? I'm getting confused between the terms of some of the closely related subjects, and I'm wondering whether it's just best to go for 'neuroscience' by itself. Could someone please explain the different terms so I can check the understanding of it?

    Also, I'm wondering whether to do a masters or a PhD. My degree was in Psychology and so a masters would be a smaller jump to make. I'm not sure on career prospects, but I am simply fascinated by neuroscience, and I believe it's what I should be doing. What sort of careers would I be looking for in the end?

    Finally, if anyone has any University suggestions for good neuroscience courses, I would love to hear about them. I'm currently looking at Sussex as a main choice. Does anyone know what it is like?

    Thanks a lot!
    What terms are you confused about? Cognitive is more academic and clinical is clinic and patient focused. Doing a masters and/or PhD should really be with a specific career in mind rather than for the sake of doing one so it's a good idea to do some research about what you want to do first and then consider what your next steps should be. You may want to get some work or research experience first. Go through each course with a fine toothed comb and then work out which one interests you most. Only you can do that. Read up on what will be taught to help you understand it.
 
 
 
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