Professional Certificate (PCert)

Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Research

Key Facts

Next intake: 10 Apr 2023


Registration: Register Now


Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 4-5 hours per week


Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of biology, biomedical science, or related area is recommended.


Fees: £129 (UK and International)





This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you the knowledge of functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and how to use this information to participate in neuroscience and neuroimaging research projects. It will provide you with the basic knowledge to participate in neuroscience research. You will also explore the applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in brain imaging.


In the first two modules, you’ll develop your core scientific understanding across the breadth of neuroanatomy and biology including an overview of the properties of neurons. 


In the last two modules, you will learn about the latest applications and methods of MRI in brain imaging such as Functional MRI (fMRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). You will also have the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to work on a final research project report. This will give you the opportunity to develop your research skills further in neuroscience and neuroimaging.


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Module 1: Neuroanatomy - Introducing the Brain

This module provides guidance to support an in-depth understanding and knowledge of neuroanatomy and brain structure including subdivisions of the vertebrate nervous system and the blood supply to the nervous system.


Module 2: Fundamentals of neurobiology

In this module, you will be able to gain knowledge of neurobiology. You will also be able to understand the properties of neurons. You will explore how neurons propagate and communicate signals.


Module 3: Neuroimaging for research

Explore the neuroimaging field and applications of MRI in brain diseases. You will explore the latest brain imaging research and methods including DTI and fMRI.


Module 4: Final Project

Apply your knowledge of neuroscience and neuroimaging in a research project report. During this project report, you will learn to apply your neuroscience knowledge for research.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £129 (total including electronic certificate).


Entry Requirements


This is course starts with the basics of neuroscience and progresses towards mid-level. However, basic knowledge of biology, biomedical science, or related area is recommended. This course is designed for all levels of students (undergraduate degree, Master's degree students, or PhDs). All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of neuroscience, neuroimaging, or psychology research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction.


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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