BSc Neuroscience (B140)

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UCAS code B140
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees 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
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 87 overall for Single Honours Neuroscience courses
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 enhanced with our innovative online dynamic lab manual, eBiolabs.

This course is available for intercalation.

More about Neuroscience

Find out more about studying Neuroscience at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

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

Standard offer
AAA including a core science subject and another science subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAC including A in a core science subject and A in another science subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall including 18 at Higher Level, with 6 at Higher Level in a core science subject and 6 at Higher Level in another science subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall including 16 at Higher Level, with 6 at Higher Level in a core science subject and 6 at Higher Level in another science subject
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 (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 offer DDD in science including Distinction in science units, plus A-level grade B in a core science
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Chemistry and another lab-based science subject
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 a core science and 8.5 in another science subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Other science subjects include Human Biology, PE, Psychology, Zoology.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentGrade B in Mathematics and two sciences; grade C in English Language.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We expect all applicants to attend a visit day which includes an informal interview.

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