The students are housed within the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in the heart of the University Science area.
This office provision is most important: we are very conscious that people on interdisciplinary courses are prone to suffer from a lack of identity, as compared to students who work within a designated department. The shared office space gives students the kind of cohesion that would normally be provided by being a member of a department, even though the MSc is completely interdepartmental; we expect the students to identify with the course itself, rather than over-identifying with any particular department. This effect should be enhanced during the critical introductory term, during which students attend classes together as a cohort.
On completion of the MSc, student will move to the host DPhil departments where they will have office support.