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Course summary

Our brain and nervous system controls what we do and how we think and as such, understanding how they works is crucial to contemporary biology. Knowledge of neuroscience is essential to providing humankind with solutions to a range of complex challenges, including those in health and wellbeing. On this course, you will be equipped with an integrated knowledge of the human body, brain and nervous system. You’ll study a number of topics including neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s), synaptic plasticity and psychopharmacology. Here, you will be part of an investigative-based, inspirational and engaging learning experience. Informed by the research undertaken at the University of Leeds, this programme is delivered by world leading researchers. You will develop key skills and attributes required by Neuroscience graduates and discover the cutting edge experimental techniques used to investigate the workings of the nervous system. Our focus will be on making you workplace ready, capable of showcasing your knowledge and skills to potential employers. You will undertake a capstone or culminating research project, bringing together the knowledge, skills and attributes developed throughout your degree. This 3 year BSc can also be converted into an integrated Masters (MBiol) with an optional additional year of specialist training, subject to suitable academic performance and availability. You would study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project within one of the major research laboratories in the School of Biomedical Sciences or an appropriate period of work based practice. Course highlights:

  • Designed to provide a broad scientific foundation and key graduate skills for those interested in neuroscience.
  • Explore cutting edge topics and techniques in neuroscience delivered by our world-leading researchers.
  • Delivered using inspirational, engaging and inclusive approaches. Develop the key skills and attributes of a global graduate, able to contribute biomedical solutions to the global challenges facing humankind.
  • Develop experimental skills in specialised laboratories. Use cutting edge instrumentation such as the EVOS microscopes and gain hands-on practical experience in labs.
  • Progress from single neuronal recordings in invertebrate brains to measuring activity in whole human brains.
  • The opportunity to undertake an independent or team-based capstone research project under the supervision of a field-leading academic, further developing the key skills and attributes that will set you apart in the graduate job market.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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