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Neuroscience

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including two science subjects, one of which must be biology/human biology and/or chemistry. Second science subject can be from biology, chemistry, electronics, geography, geology, human biology, maths, physics or psychology. A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Overall 45 level 3 credits including level 3 at distinction including two sciences, one of which must be biology or chemistry.. The modules will be considered on an individual basis; you may need to take certain modules and achieve a specified grade in those modules. Please contact us to discuss the transferability of your qualification.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M2

including Biology or Chemistry plus a second science subject. Suitable second science subjects include: maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, electronics, statistics, geography, psychology. Human biology and biology cannot be taken as two subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English language or literature and maths at grade 4 are also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (including biology or chemistry and one other science at Higher level.)

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

DD

Plus one A-level. Considered on an individual basis; you may need to take certain modules and achieve a specified grade in those modules. Please contact us to discuss the transferability of your qualification.

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

D

Acceptable in combination with 2 science A-level qualifications.

BTEC National Extended Diploma accepted in Applied Science. The modules will be considered on an individual basis; you may need to take certain modules and achieve a specified grade in those modules. Please contact us to discuss the transferability of your qualification.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including Biology or Chemistry plus a second science. Suitable second science subjects include: maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, electronics, statistics, geography, psychology. Human biology and biology cannot be taken as two subjects. offers made in combination with Scottish Higher qualification, grades AABBB

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Acceptable when combined with Scottish Advanced Highers grades AA, including Biology or Chemistry plus a second science. Suitable second science subjects include: maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, electronics, statistics, geography, psychology. Human biology and biology cannot be taken as two subjects.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

acceptable in combination with 2 science A-level qualifications, to include Biology or Chemistry plus a second science. Overall grades required AAB

UCAS Tariff

112-147

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Neuroscience

Study the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system on this course, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

We have strong links to the healthcare industry and a large part of the course is dedicated toward the study of neurological diseases and disorders, including schizophrenia, epilepsy and Alzheimers.

You will also study elements of:

- behaviour

- cellular and molecular biology

- genetics

- pharmacology

- physiology

- neuroanatomy

You'll gain lab experience from year one and contribute to real research in your final year project.

Through optional modules and research projects, you can tailor the course to focus on the specific areas of neuroscience that interest you. You’ll be taught by scientists with varying specialities to help broaden your understanding of neuroscience.

The integrated masters (MSci) version of this course provides you with additional research experience, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study.

Modules

There are a range of optional modules to choose from in every year of the course. You'll study these alongside core modules.

You'll get a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of neuroscience in year one, studying relevant aspects of human physiology and the essentials of cellular processes.

In the second year you'll consolidate the main areas and approaches to neuroscience, and gain specific training in practical techniques. You will cover many areas including behavioural neuroscience, neuroendocrinology and the ageing brain.

The research project is the main focus in your third year. This may be lab-based, working alongside researchers within the University. You'll also be able to chose from highly-specialised optional modules.

If you choose to study the integrated masters (MSci), you’ll complete a year-long research project in your fourth year. This could be lab- or literature-based.

For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£26,500
per year
International
£26,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Biomedical 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.

86%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Therapy professionals
10%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
6%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£33k

£33k

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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