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Course summary

Learn about the structure and functions of the human brain through this challenging and technical BSc Psychology with Neuroscience degree. This course will provide you with a solid grounding in neuroscience and is ideal if you are interested in careers or further study in that area. It will also enable you to move on to further training to become a professional psychologist and is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). As a psychology student you can take advantage of the Department's research laboratories and resources for measuring physiological variables, such as heart rate. The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, housed within the Department, is equipped with a range of physiology and neuroimaging technologies – including an MRI scanner, TMS, EEG and pain labs. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with its research. The first two years of the course provide you with a broad overview of psychology, and are required for BPS qualification. You will study modules covering areas such as cognition, neuroscience, development, personality and social psychology. Neuroscience modules are taught by staff from the internationally renowned Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics. In the final year, you can explore the areas that interest you most through a wide range of optional modules. Your final-year project will allow you to immerse yourself further into the field of neuroscience by conducting research supervised by an expert in the field. Modules are regularly revised in order to incorporate the latest developments in neuroscience, ensuring that your knowledge and skills are always up to date. Placement You will have the opportunity to gain professional experience through work placements during the second year of the course. These can take place at an outside organisation such as a charity, or within the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics. Alternatively, you can volunteer as a research assistant on a range of projects within the Department. During your final year, you can opt to spend a term studying at a university abroad. We have links with many European institutions, as well as places further afield including locations in Australia, USA and Canada.

Modules

The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course: Applied and Professional Psychology Debates in Mental Health Introduction to Psychological Research Learning about Learning The Person and the Brain Introduction to Neuroscience Methods Cognitive and Biological Psychology Development Across the Lifespan Professional and Clinical Practice Research Methods in Psychology Scientific Computing for Psychologists Social Psychology and Individual Differences Project Communicating Current Psychology The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available between May and July 2023. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C8B1
Institution code:
R12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBB.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27650 Year 1
International £27650 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Psychology with Neuroscience at University of Reading - UCAS