(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

Whilst studying Neuroscience, 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
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International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: B141

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Course Overview

Single honours Neuroscience enables you to focus your studies on an in-depth coverage of a wide range of Neuroscience topics. If you choose to study Neuroscience with another subject (combined honours) you will combine the key principels 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 independent research skills as you learn to acquire, interpret and analyse data from multiple sources. You will also understand how neuroscience can help us understand medical problems and improve the quality of life. Your degree will open up exciting careers in sectors as varied as healthcare, scientific research, pharmacology, IT, publishing and more.

What will this mean for my future?

In 2016, Keele University was recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from the Higher Education survey. 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 further training, you could 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.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Neurophysiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Human Physiology and Pathology

Second year

  • Neuroscience Research Methods
  • Neurone to Brain
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuroanatomy

Third year

  • Experimental Research Project
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Regeneration and Repair in the Nervous System
  • Neurobiological Basis of Brain Disease

Robert Guardia

Robert Guardia

"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"