BSc Neuroscience (B140)

2019 entry

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UCAS code B140
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £22,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Intercalation This course is available for intercalation

About BSc Neuroscience

Studying neuroscience will enable you to explore the workings of the brain from molecules to neural systems. Answering questions such as: how do neurones communicate with each other to lay down memories? What goes wrong in neuropsychiatric disorders such as Parkinson’s and schizophrenia? How do we feel pain?

Your knowledge will build from studying core units in years one and two to studying selected, in-depth courses in your final year.

For example, second-year units explore many aspects of neuroscience, including the neurophysiology of the central nervous system; the pharmacology of drugs that affect the nervous system; and the techniques that have enabled advances in understanding the nervous system.

Final-year units are run at the forefront of current research, taking units such as synaptic plasticity or brain and behaviour, as well as studying specialised topics such as neuropsychiatric diseases. You will also spend a total of 30 days on a research project.

Practical teaching is currently enhanced with our innovative online dynamic lab manual, eBiolabs.

This course is available for intercalation.

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Typical offer for BSc Neuroscience - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA or A*AB including two of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Psychology
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB or A*BC including AB in two of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Health, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in two of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science with Distinction in science units, plus B in one of the following A-levels: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Mathematics of Mechanics, Psychology, and Standard Higher: AAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in two of the following subjects: Biology 4p, Chemistry 4p, Physics 4p, Mathematics 5p or Advanced Mathematics 3p
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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