BSc Neuroscience (B140)

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UCAS code B140
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 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: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £24,700 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 Current medical, dental or veterinary science students can apply for entry onto the third year of this course through 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. 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 and include subjects such as synaptic plasticity and brain and behaviour, as well as studying specialised topics, such as neuropsychiatric diseases. You will also spend 30 days on a research project.

Practical teaching is enhanced with our innovative online dynamic lab manual, eBiolabs.

This course is available for intercalation.

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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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA or A*AB including two of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Psychology
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB or A*BC, including AB in two of the following subjects: Biology or Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in two 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?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in two 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 DDD in Applied Science, with Distinction in science units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in two 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 offer85% overall, with 8.5 in two of the following subjects: Biology 4p, Chemistry 4p, Physics 4p, Mathematics 5p or Advanced Mathematics 3p
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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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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