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BSc (Hons)


3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

Explore the most complex organ in the body - the nervous system. You’ll learn how the brain and nervous system work to alter behaviour, perception, mood and memory from a cognitive and physiological psychology perspective.

Why study with us

  • Our degree is one of the few that offers you a multidisciplinary approach to cover areas of biological science alongside core areas of psychology.
  • Our custom-designed laboratories include a psychophysiology suite and brain imaging lab, as well as our pharmacy and biomedical labs.
  • Learn from specialists in areas including neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, physiological psychology, cognitive neuroscience and molecular neurobiology.
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Explore our MRes Neuroscience course

What you'll do

  • You can build experience and skills by assisting researchers on paid internships, conferences, publications and grants or part-time assistant work.
  • Gain an integrated understanding of the science of the brain by studying topics from both a psychological and biological perspective.
  • You’ll study biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology, offering a multi-faceted approach to understanding how the nervous system functions and impacts our behaviour.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Academic expertise

Dr Claire Mellor
Senior Lecturer
Dr Martin Clark
Lecturer in Neurobiology
Samiea Haider
Doctoral Teaching Associate
Dr Belinda Hornby
Psychobiology Lecturer
Dr Lea Pilgrim
Senior Lecturer
Dr Philipp Ruhnau
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Future careers

As it covers such a diverse range of disciplines, our Neuroscience BSc (Hons) degree offers a diverse range of career possibilities – from medicine and rehabilitation, to research and education.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,575 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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