Neuroscience Research





This Specialization will equip you with the knowledge of neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, and neurobiology. This programme will also train you to use this knowledge to participate in neuroscience and neuroimaging research. Techniques such as flow cytometry and ELISA have been used extensively to characterise key neuronal targets, not only supporting the investigation of neuronal physiology but also providing insight into neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. To stay competitive in the field of neuroscience, universities, and organizations need qualified neuroscience experts with knowledge and understanding of neurobiology and neuroimaging who use cutting-edge methods like ELISA, fluorescence microscopy, and MRI.


This 16-week Specialization is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to apply in neuroscience research. It will train to you perform research in an international research environment. Through the virtual internship programme, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to participate in neuroscience research. This Specialization aims to provide research skills and knowledge of neuroscience.



Start Date: 20 Jun 2024

Places: 03

Duration: 4 months (16 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 5-7 hours per week

Fees: £419

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Gain an understanding of neurobiology and neuroimaging fundamentals
  • You will be able to understand the cellular basis of neuroscience 
  • Learn key laboratory methods like ELISA, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopes.
  • Develop critical thinking skills to work in neuroscience research

  • Engage in research tasks related to neurobiology and neuroimaging



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.


  • Part 1: PCert - Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Research (4 modules): This 4-week PCert course will provide you with the knowledge of functional human neuroanatomy, neuronal communication, and you will also explore the applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in brain imaging. Comprehensive overview of basic neuroanatomy, neural communication, and the organization of the nervous system. Exploration of key concepts in neurophysiology and neurochemistry. Understand the principles behind different MRI methods and their applications in neuroscience research. Further details are mentioned on the PCert - Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Research page.


  • Part 2: PCert - Laboratory Skills in Bioscience (4 modules): This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of key laboratory methods like ELISA, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopes. Emphasis on understanding and implementing safety protocols in a bioscience laboratory. Learn the basics of cell culture, including cell line maintenance and aseptic handling. Overview of risk assessment, hazard communication, and emergency procedures. It also includes an introduction to aseptic techniques and microbiological practices. Further details are mentioned on PCert - Laboratory Skills in Bioscience page.


  • Part 3: Researchers Training Programme (4 weeks): This unique 4-week online training programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a researcher in Biomedical Science. Engage in research activities, exploring ethical challenges and making research presentations. Develop problem-solving skills to identify and address challenges related to academic research. Further details are mentioned on the Researchers Training Programme page.


  • Part 4: Virtual Internship - Research Training (4 weeks): This 4 weeks of virtual training will provide you with research skills through research-based tasks and online guidance during the tasks. You will participate in research activities (tasks and analysis) and apply your knowledge of neuroscience and neuroimaging in research. Develop critical thinking skills to work in an international research environment. You will engage in research skills development tasks to stay current with evolving technologies and applications in the field of Neuroscience Research. Further details are mentioned on the Research Training in Neuroscience page.

Entry Requirements


  • This specialization starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced levels. However, prior research experience or knowledge is not required.
  • This specialization is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • All our online courses are taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the parts of this Specialization, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion and a virtual internship at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Career Opportunities


This specialization (+ internship) is designed to aid professional development in the field of neuroscience and neuroimaging research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change your career direction, for example, into a Neuroscience Researcher. Studying our Specialization in Neuroscience Research programme can open up a wide range of career opportunities in both research and applied settings. Here are several career paths that individuals with expertise in this field may pursue:


  • Neuroscience Research Scientist/Researcher
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator (Neuroscience)
  • Neuroinformatics Specialist

  • Medical Sales Representative (Neuroscience Products)

  • Neuroscience Data Analyst

  • Neuroscience Writer

  • Healthcare Consultant

  • Neuroscience Technician

  • Research Assistant

  • Neuroscience Specialist
  • Medical Affairs Specialist (Neurology)
  • Public Health Specialist in Neurology
  • Entrepreneur in Biotech Startups


These career opportunities span across various sectors, including academia, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, research, and technology. The skills acquired through the specialization in neuroscience can be applied in diverse professional settings, allowing individuals to contribute to advancements in understanding and treating neurological disorders.

Design AND Delivery


This online programme is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The programme is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within programme's duration. The programme includes recorded lectures, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

May include additional material from our partners.

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £419 (including electronic certificate and virtual internship).