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|Course type:||Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major.|
|Entry requirements:||Read more about entry requirements|
|Typical offer:||BBB or ABC|
|Tuition fees:||Read more about tuition fees|
|Duration and mode of study:||3 years, Full time|
|Location of study:||Keele University campus|
|Subject Area:||Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences|
Explore the mystery of the human brain: the central nervous system, the impact of drugs upon it, and the molecular biology of diseases and disorders of the brain.
Study Neuroscience at Keele and you’ll learn how the brain works – andwhy it sometimes doesn’t. You’ll discover how we learn and remember, how our brains control our body, and how the brain regenerates and repairs itself. You could study interesting disciplines such as neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology and neuropathology. Single honours Neuroscience enables you to focus your studies on an in-depth coverage of a wide range of Neuroscience topics. If you choose dual honours Neuroscience you will combine the key principals of Neuroscience with the ability to choose specific areas of the subject that may interest you. Working in diverse ways, including in our superb labs, you’ll develop your independent research skills as you learn to acquire, interpret and analyse data from multiple sources. You’ll also understand how neuroscience can help us understand medical problems and improve the quality of life.
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.Dual Honours and Major Minor Course Information Document (PDF) Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)
Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:Module Catalogue
Skills and Careers
What will this mean for my future?
Your degree will open up exciting careers in sectors as varied as healthcare, scientific
research, pharmacology, IT, publishing and more. You might choose to work as a
research scientist in academia or the drug industry, or work as a clinical neuroscientist in the hospital sector. With or without further study, you might go on to become a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, pharmacologist or systems analyst. If you choose to do a four year course, with a year’s industrial placement, you’ll have the added benefit of significant work experience to offer to employers.
Codes and Combinations
Codes and Combinations
Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information
All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).
can be combined with:
Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)
On the Neuroscience Programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.
No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if you study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an idependant and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
The Royal Society of Biology which is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the United Kingdom. The Society represents over 16,000 biologists from all areas of the life sciences, as well as over 100 organisations which make up the diverse landscape of biology in the UK and overseas. The Royal Society of Biology offers members unique opportunities to engage with the life sciences and share their passion for biology.
Whichever area of biology you wish to gain a career in, membership will help you:
- Stay up to date with what is happening across the life sciences
- Gain additional recognition for your skills and experience
- Develop your professional network
- Demonstrate your support for the future of biology
Graduates from Accredited programmes will receive one year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Biology; thereby opening up networks at a time when you are perhaps applying for your first employment.
*The following courses are formally accredited:
- BSc (Hons) Neuroscience (Major Route)
- BSc (Hons) Neuroscience (Major Route) with Applied Life Sciences Placement
- BSc (Hons) Neuroscience (Major Route) with Study Abroad
"The labs were fun and I learnt a lot from them. I am really pleased with the course as a whole and the lecturers were always approachable and helpful"