BSc (Hons)


3 Years
September 2024
In Person
Foundation entry

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.


Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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.

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Academic expertise

Dr Claire Mellor
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Humanities

Claire is a Pharmacologist that is involved with teaching across a range of biology based modules. Claire has a specific interest in understanding the mechanisms of drug toxicity in humans and the environment. Her research involves the use of in vitro and computational toxicology…

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Dr Martin Clark
Lecturer in Neurobiology
School of Psychology and Humanities

Martin teaches across a range of the neuroscience modules in the Psychology department and is one of the core team members on the Neuroscience undergraduate degree. He has a particular interest in electrophysiological recording methods and has published work investigating the rol…

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

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

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