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Congratulations to our MSc in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience, Class of 2020/21 for successfully completing the course. This MSc was first launched in October 2019 and is run jointly with the Department of Psychiatry and Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, together with essential contributions from allied departments and institutions in Oxford.

Human brain digital illustration. Electrical activity, flashes and lightning on a blue background

Overall the academic standard of the cohort was extremely high, and after much deliberation, the Exam Board judged that the following candidates deserved special recognition.

Winners of the 2020/21 course prizes:

Grace Gillis 

Grace Gillis, a biomedical scientist received the Essay Prize for attaining a Distinction level for all four summative essays.

Luca Mezossy-Donna

Luca Mezossy-Dona, a psychologist received two prizes: Highest Achievement Prize for attaining the top final mark and consistently high marks throughout the year.

Poster Prize for excellent performance in the poster viva voce examination where she presented: "Bifrontal transcranial direct current stimulation does not increase learning from rewards in a low mood population".

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams, a psychologist received the Most Improved Student Prize for demonstrating exceptional diligence and academic progress over the year.

Ryan Yan

Ryan Yan, a psychologist received two prizes. Essay Prize for "What do reinforcement learning models tell us about reward processing in depression?"

Dissertation Prize for "Unravelling the interaction between timing and reward processing: The case of interval production".


Course Director, Associate Professor Phil Burnet, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, said: 


'The whole class deserve praise for their enthusiasm, determination, and significant contributions to research in all host departments throughout this difficult academic year. We wish everyone the very best of luck with their future endeavours.'

For more information about the MSc Taught Course in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry.