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Neuroscience (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

64 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 64 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology or Chemistry

64 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

in Applied Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

in Applied Science

64 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

64 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

UCAS Tariff

64

including Biology or Chemistry

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Neuroscience

**Course overview**
- Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Want to understand the cause and treatment for neurological disorders and diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis? Neuroscience is a truly modern and multidisciplinary subject which seeks to understand the most complex organ in the body; the nervous system. Our degree covers pharmacy and biomedical sciences as well as psychology. This is one of only a handful of courses that offers this multidisciplinary approach and you’ll learn how the brain and nervous system work to alter behaviour, perception, mood and memory. You’ll be able to tailor your degree by studying the modules which appeal to you the most and which ultimately you will specialise in, giving you a well-rounded background to further your future career in the Neuroscience field.

- This degree could lead to a career in science teaching, science writing, private research and lab work. There is an option of a placement module and many students take this up and work either in labs, rehabilitation centres, or brain rehabilitation. Neuroscience graduates may wish to continue studying for a further degree, pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry or hospitals, or train to become a science teacher.

- You can engage further in research through a paid internship, participate in research conferences, research publications and research grants or work as a part-time research assistant. Our current students regularly publish themselves or become members of the editorial panel to ‘Diffusion’, UCLan’s own undergraduate research journal.

**Why study with us**
- The foundation year will provide you with an interesting and stimulating grounding in science.

- The course will enable you to gain key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory facilities.

- You’ll learn how the brain and nervous system work to alter behaviour, perception, mood and memory.

Modules

Year 1 Modules: Skills for Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics.

Year 2 Modules: Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Foundations of Neuroscience, Science and Society, Introduction to Cell Biology.

Year 3 Modules: Psychological Research Methods 1: Design and Quantitative Methods, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology, Neurocognitive Development & Disorders, Topics & Techniques in Neuroscience, Applied Molecular Biology, Introduction to Pharmacology and Cell Culture.

Year 4 Compulsory Modules: Neuroscience Project. Year 4 Optional Modules: Neuropsychological Disorders and Techniques, Brain treatments and behaviour, Psychology Placement module, Advanced Approaches to Understanding Behaviour, Molecular Neurobiology, Pathophysiology of the nervous system.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Psychology and Computer Sciences

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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.

90%
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.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

95%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

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
98%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Therapy professionals
11%
Natural and social science professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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