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Human Neuroscience

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Required subjects and grades: A level Biology/Human Biology. Specified subjects excluded for entry: We do not accept General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Applied Science, Communication and Culture, Critical Studies, Global Perspectives, Science in Society, Use of Maths and World Development. Resits: Resits will be considered at the standard offer of AAA to include Human Biology/Biology

Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6, 6, 6 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall. Higher level subjects need to include the required subjects as defined for the A-level qualification, where applicable.

Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.

UCAS Tariff

144

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Neuroscience

The Human Neuroscience BSc is a three year course which introduces students to the emerging discipline of neuroscience.

We are at the beginning of what has been called ‘The New Century of the Brain’. New technologies and new understanding of biology and behaviour are driving development in this vibrant and expanding field.

The Human Neuroscience BSc places special emphasis on human aspects of the field: cognitive neuroscience, diseases and disorders of the nervous system and clinical and psychological topics. Whilst it has a human focus it has a broad multidisciplinary scope, with modules drawn from Biosciences, Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy and Medicine.

The Human Neuroscience BSC is a specialised degree course for highly qualified students that will provide instruction in cutting-edge neuroscience. The field is rapidly expanding under the influence of new technologies and collaboration across traditional disciplines. It addresses a number of social challenges including brain disease, mental health problems and maintaining health in an aging population.

In the first year, there is a range of core modules that provide the biological and behavioural basis for more in-depth analysis in subsequent years. Topics covered include the physiology of nerve cells, pharmacology, evolution, genetics, perception and memory.

In the second year, there are a number of options available for selection. These include cognitive neuroscience topics (eg, perception and movement), sport and exercise science topics (the control of human movements), computational approaches to data analysis, and even the philosophy of the mind-body problem. Additional options allow further in-depth study of neurophysiology and pharmacology, evolution and human behaviour.

In the final year, students undertake an extended research project, under the supervision of internationally recognised experts with access to state-of-the-art laboratories for MRI, EEG, TMS, tDCS, eye-tracking, visual attention, psycholinguistics, motion tracking, posture and balance, food and nutrition, social cognition, neuropsychology, and child development.

Graduates will be prepared for further advanced studies in neuroscience or careers in industry or healthcare settings.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Birmingham

Department:

School of Psychology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Neuroscience

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biomedical sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


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Anatomy, physiology & pathology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Therapy professionals
2%
Sports and fitness occupations
2%
Other elementary services occupations

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