Curious about how your brain works? Would you like to understand neurological diseases such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s?
On this course, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, you’ll study the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, as well as neurological diseases and disorders, in order to help further the field and healthcare.
Disciplines studied will include:
- cellular and molecular biology
Through optional modules and research projects, you can tailor the course to focus on the specific areas of neuroscience that interest you. You’ll be taught by scientists with varying specialities which helps broaden your understanding of neuroscience.
BSc or MSci?
MSci degrees are undergraduate-level courses which last for four years and have an integrated masters qualification. They are the equivalent to a bachelors degree plus a masters level qualification. These courses usually provide additional industry and/or research experience to enhance your future prospects. An MSci is excellent preparation for further study such as a PhD.
If you choose to study an MSci, your student loan will cover tuition fees and living costs for the additional year too (home/EU students only). If you are unsure on whether to choose an MSci or BSc, we recommend you choose the MSci to secure your funding. Transfer to the BSc is possible.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.
MSci Progression requirements
MSci students should have a minimum of 55% in the first year of studies in order to continue on the (Neuroscience) MSci programme.
Two science subjects, one of which must be biology/human biology and/or chemistry. Second science subject can be from biology, chemistry, electronics, geography, geology, human biology, maths, physics or psychology.
A pass is normally required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately. Due to the uncertainty of practical tests taking place, this will not be required for 2021 applicants.
GCSE English language and maths at grade 4 are also required.
Foundation progression options
Neuroscience is one of the progression pathways for our Science with a Foundation Year course. Requirements for progression are:
- Foundation Biological Science – 55%
- Foundation Chemistry – 55%
- Overall pass – 40%
Learning and assessment
How you will learn
- Lab sessions
- Practical classes
How you will be assessed
Exams happen twice a year at the end of each semester.
- Lab reports
Fees and funding
UK students – £9,250 Per year
International students £25000*Per year
*For full details including fees for part-time students and reduced fees during your time studying abroad or on placement (where applicable), see our fees page.If you are a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland starting your course in the 2021/22 academic year, you will pay international tuition fees.
This does not apply to Irish students, who will be charged tuition fees at the same rate as UK students. UK nationals living in the EU, EEA and Switzerland will also continue to be eligible for ‘home’ fee status at UK universities until 31 December 2027.
For further guidance, check our Brexit information for future students.
( https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Neuroscience-MSci )