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BScHuman Neuroscience

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

We are at the beginning of what has been called ‘The New Century of the Brain’. New technologies and new understanding of biology and behaviour are driving development in this vibrant and expanding field.

This honours degree course introduces students to the emerging discipline of neuroscience. It is taught by international experts in neuroscience research and gives students broad coverage from molecules to behaviour.

There is special emphasis on human aspects of the field: cognitive neuroscience, diseases and disorders of the nervous system and clinical and psychological topics.

Graduates will be prepared for further advanced studies in neuroscience or careers in industry or healthcare settings.

Modules are studied within the School of Psychology, the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, the School of Biosciences, the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Philosophy and the School of Computer Science.

This is a specialised degree course for highly qualified students that will provide instruction in cutting-edge neuroscience.

Programme structure

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Cognitive Psychology
Research Methods A: Basic Skills
Introduction to Evolution and Animal Biology
Genetics 1
Research Methods B: Introduction to Psychological Investigation and Statistics
Year 2

Compulsory modules:

Neuroscience Methods 1
Neuroscience Methods 2
Optional – example optional modules may include:

Current Research in Neuroscience 1
Current Research in Neuroscience 2
Neuroscience, Endocrinology and Reproduction
Neural Basis of Vision and Action
Social and Cognitive Development
Evolution
Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Animal Biology
Computational Vision
Control of Human Movement
Human Structure and Function
Natural Language Processing 1
The Mind-Body Problem
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Year 3

Compulsory modules:

Neuroscience Research Project
Literature Review
Neuroscience and Society
Optional – example optional modules may include:

Neurobiology of Mental Illness
Visual Cognitive Neuroscience and Art
Understanding Emotions
Why We Eat What We Eat: Psychological Perspective on Appetite
Neuroimaging: A Toolbox for Understanding the Human Mind
Sleep
Brain Damage and Aging in the Attentional System
The Mind Detective: Understanding how the mind works by looking at what happens when it is damaged
Antisocial and violent behaviours: A multilevel perspective
Human Evolution
Cellular Neurobiology
Human Health and Disease
Motor Learning and Neuroplasticity
Minds, Brains and Computers: Issues in the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (see Year 3 Philosophy modules)
Global Bioethics (see Year 3 Philosophy modules)
Prejudice, Race and Gender (see Year 3 Philosophy modules)

Career opportunities

This is a new degree course, so no employability statistics are available. However, Psychology, as a related degree, can give some indication of employment prospects.

Psychology graduates are qualified to take up a wide range of careers, and many continue in psychology. Our Single Honours graduates are eligible for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society and Graduate Basis for Registration of the BPS, which is the first step towards postgraduate training and careers in clinical, forensic, educational or occupational psychology. Others work for higher degrees or join a team as research assistants. Yet others may become teachers of psychology in schools, sixth form colleges or colleges of further education.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States