MSci Psychology and Neuroscience (CB81)

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UCAS code CB81
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £24,000 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 This course is not available for part-time study

About MSci Psychology and Neuroscience

This course will equip you to combine the critical, theoretical and practical skills central to psychology with a cellular, synaptic and systems-level understanding of brain function from neuroscience. The course emphasises the experimental study of the mind and nervous system and we want our students to share a sense of fun and adventure in exploring and combining these different perspectives.

MSci Psychology and Neuroscience is taught by experts who are enthusiastic about teaching students the latest developments in the field based on the research that they are conducting. It is specifically designed to meet the requirements for accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and gives you eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). It provides you with a pathway to becoming a psychologist along with knowledge and skills from both disciplines, which you can apply in a wide range of careers.

In the first year you will be introduced to what psychology can reveal about how the mind works and the neuroanatomical pathways and cellular and synaptic mechanisms underlying brain function.

In the second year you will continue to develop your understanding of biological, cognitive, social and developmental aspects of psychology alongside the different techniques used to study nervous systems.

The third year will combine training in psychological experimental design and statistical analysis with the opportunity to focus on specific research areas, such as neurological and psychiatric disorders, or interdisciplinary areas, such as behavioural and cognitive neuroscience.

In your fourth year you will apply what you have learned to investigate a specific psychological research question. You will also develop valuable skills in communicating science and developing ideas, as well as deepening your understanding of specialist and interdisciplinary areas of psychology and neuroscience.

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Typical offer for MSci Psychology and Neuroscience - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA or A*A*B including A in one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Psychology, or AAA including one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Psychology plus A in EPQ
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB or A*BB including A in one of the following subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations), Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations), Psychology
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Health, Life Science, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from units in any two of: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, or Psychology.
Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD  in Applied Science or Engineering, with Distinction in science units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics of Mechanics or Psychology, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 8.5 in one of the following subjects: Biology 4p, Chemistry 4p, Physics 4p, Mathematics 5p or Advanced Mathematics 3p
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International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
and
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent)

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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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