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University of Leeds

Neuroscience

UCAS Code: B149

Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Including Biology or Chemistry, plus another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. We accept the following: • Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, PE and physics. • Science-related subjects: geography, psychology, use of maths and statistics. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or the Cambridge International Project Qualification (Cambridge IPQ) this can be considered alongside A-levels and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A-levels, this would be ABB at A-level and grade A in the EPQ (BSc applicants) or AAB and grade A in the EPQ (MBiol applicants). GCSE: Grade 6 (B) or above at GCSE Maths and Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE English.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Including D3 in Biology or Chemistry plus another science or science-related subject. Global Perspectives excluded. When an applicant is taking Global Perspectives this can be considered alongside Pre-U subjects and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. This would be D3/M1/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (BSc applicants) or D3/D3/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (MBiol applicants).

Applicants offering an EPQ or IPQ qualification will receive a standard offer, as shown above, plus an alternative offer. The alternative offer would be ABB plus grade A in EPQ / IPQ. Subject-specific requirements are still valid.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

(With 18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology or Chemistry, and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Including Biology or Chemistry, and another science or science-related at higher level.

Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AA in 2 Advanced Highers including Biology and another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. We accept the following: • Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. • Science-related subjects: geography, PE, psychology, use of maths and statistics. Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

UCAS Tariff

144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

5.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Neuroscience

Studying neuroscience at the University of Leeds covers all major areas of neuroscience, from the molecular to the clinical/pathological, studying questions such as “what is consciousness?” and “how do we form and store memories?”

The programme has been praised by external examiners: “The course provides students with a comprehensive range of specialist knowledge and skills along with generic skills. It provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in neuroscience but also supplies the skills essential for the world of work.”

Neuroscience studies the brain and the nerves that make up the nervous system. The brain controls all bodily activities, ranging from heart rate and sexual function to emotion, learning and memory. In fact, the brain is what makes us human.

In our undergraduate degree, you’ll study the disorders of the nervous system which underlie many current public health problems, such as neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s for example) and chronic pain.

**Course highlights:**
- A wide range of research-led optional modules including cellular cardiology, introduction to toxicology, chemotherapy and introduction to genetics.

- Practical work provides extensive hands-on experience in labs, such as making single neuronal recordings in snail brains.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of Biological Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

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
97%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Health associate professionals
12%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

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

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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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