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The academic standard of the 2022/23 cohort was extremely high with two students getting special recognition.

Brendan Sargent and Jedidiah Cheung
Brendan Sargent and Jedidiah Cheung

This MSc in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience was first launched in October 2019 and is run jointly with the Departments of Psychiatry and Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, together with essential contributions from allied departments and institutions in Oxford.

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:

Brendan Sargent (Foundation Doctor) received two prizes:

  • Highest Achievement Prize for attaining the top final mark, and consistently high marks (five Distinction grades in six assessments) throughout the year.
  • Best Viva Prize for excellent performance in the poster viva voce examination where he presented: Reduced GABA inhibitory signalling in cortical area hMT+: a potential mechanism underpinning residual vision after occipital lobe stroke”.

Jedidiah Cheung (Biological Scientist) received two prizes:

  • Essay Prize for attaining a Distinction level for all four summative essays.
  • Dissertation Prize for Psychedelic Symphonies: Whole Brain Modelling of Ayahuasca and Music in Santo Daime Church members".

Both prize winners have received an Amazon gift voucher. Five students from the class are staying in Oxford either as a DPhil student, a Research Assistant or a Clinician. We wish the whole class the very best of luck with their future endeavours.