Covering everything from human behaviour and molecular neurobiology to psychiatric disorders and neurogenetics, our BSc Neuroscience gives you the specialist skillset to start your career. Set in cutting-edge bioanalytical facilities that have had a $3 million revamp, our neuroscience degree will give you an opportunity to study and practice your new skills. Guided by our teaching staff – who are leading researchers in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience – you’ll explore a range of disciplines as you enhance your understanding of the function and dysfunction of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. You’ll also learn how to carry out a range of specialist procedures and techniques that are used for both research and diagnosis. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills and gain industry experience through a year-long, paid work experience placement. Our recently revamped bioanalytical laboratories give you access to the next generation of scientific instrumentation for molecular analysis – which is in line with the new focus on protein-hunting in scientific research. With the help of our expert teaching staff, you’ll get to grips with specialist procedures such as psychophysiological monitoring, electroencephalography (EEG) and brain imaging techniques. Giving you a specialist skillset that applies to a variety of careers in science and non-science sectors, our neuroscience course opens up career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research, academia and teaching. It also gives you an ideal foundation for further study in areas such as drug development, neurone and glial cell culture, and molecular neuroscience. During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in your subject area means they understand how to best support you.
Neuroscience BSc Honours
Our neuroscience degree opens up exciting opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research and further study.
The first two years of the course are designed to help you gain a good grasp of the essential skills and theory in cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurological and psychiatric disorders and research. After the second year, it is then possible to undertake a year-long work placement in an area related to the course. The final year further develops and deepens your understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, molecular neurobiology and research. During the last year of the course, you will also have an opportunity to study a topic of your own choice related to neuroscience as part of the negotiated learning optional module – such as neural networks, sports neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. Other optional modules available in the final year include studies in the field of either clinical neurophysiology or psychology. As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of the subject, you will also gain an understanding of the nervous system, the brain, and neurological diseases and disorders. You will have developed your cognitive skills and be able to critically evaluate research evidence, solve physiological and clinical problems, appraise and synthesise information, and reflect on your own learning and practice. You will be able to present and communicate ideas and research projects, along with a wide range of investigative techniques. You will also have gained graduate skills which will include working collaboratively, having an autonomous and reflective approach to life long learning, the ability to use information technologies, and you will be able to demonstrate problem-based skills.