BSc Neuroscience (B140)
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|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||3 year(s) full-time|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
|Number of applications for 2014/15||481|
|Number of places for 2016/17||58|
|Intercalation||This course is available for intercalation|
About BSc Neuroscience
Our neuroscience course is made up of core units that will build your detailed understanding of the nervous system and the body it controls as you progress through the course.
In years one and two, you will take units in physiology and pharmacology as well as neuroscience. You will also have a choice of a selection of optional units. 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.
In your final year, you will study at the forefront of current research in neuroscience, taking units such as Learning and Memory 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 enhanced with our newly developed online dynamic lab manual, eBiolabs.
This course is available for intercalation.
Find out more about studying Neuroscience at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Introduction to Neuroscience
- Functional Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
- Understanding Body Function
- plus one optional unit usually chosen from Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology or Psychology
- Developmental and cellular physiology of the specialised cell
- Techniques in neuroscience
- Biomedical research employability and enterprise skills
- optional unit from Human anatomy, Pharmacology, Molecular genetics or open unit (for example a modern language)
Three optional units from:
- New Horizons in Medicine
- Synaptic plasticity
- Synaptic cell biology
- Neurological and Neuropsychiatric disorders
- Brain and Behaviour
- Sensational Neuroscience
- Neuroscience of pain.
All students undertake an in depth research project as well as a research skills unit.Further details about the course structure for Neuroscience
Typical offer for BSc Neuroscience
(including international A-levels)
|AAB to include at least two science subjects, of which one or more must be from the following group: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Other science subjects include Human Biology, PE, Psychology, Zoology.|
(including international A-levels)
|ABB to include at least two science subjects, of which one or more must be from the following group: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Other science subjects include Human Biology, PE, Psychology, Zoology.|
|IB Diploma||34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level|
|32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in each of two sciences, and 15 credits at Merit. Health and Social Care or Health Science may also be acceptable; please contact Admissions for guidance regarding your Access course's content.|
|BTEC||DDD in Science including Distinction in science units, plus A-level grade B in a lab-based science|
|SQA||SH: AAABB and AH: AB; science subjects preferred|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||80% average with 8 in two science subjects|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||grade B in Mathematics and two sciences; grade C in English Language.|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application. We expect all applicants to attend a visit day which includes an informal interview.
- Deferred entry: Welcomed
- Neuroscience admissions statement
- More about Neuroscience at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Admissions statements relate to 2016 entry and will be updated for 2017 entry in summer 2016.
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