BSc Neuroscience (B140)

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UCAS code B140
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £20,300 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.

View all our Neuroscience courses

See a list of all Neuroscience degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

Standard offer
AAA including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject or A*AB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
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 a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related 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 (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits in each of two sciences at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science with Distinction in science units, plus B in a core science/mathematics A-level
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
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/ mathematics subject and in another science-related subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science/mathematics subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Science-related subjects also include Human Biology, PE, Psychology and Zoology.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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