Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science and Neuroscience

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Course summary

Combine skills in science, computing and research to explore the fascinating complexity of the human brain and contribute to the creation of technologies that can help people living with neurological disorders. From face tracking software used to diagnose neurological pathologies to virtual environments to treat phobias, the endless applications of computer science and neuroscience will prepare you to enter a variety of rewarding careers. Why choose this course?

  • Top 20 in the UK for Neuroscience (Guardian University League Table, 2021)
  • Use a wide variety of industry-standard equipment including supercomputer facilities, a VR lab and a Maker Space
  • This programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for students who specialise in Neuroscience in their final year
  • Develop core practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories (CSL)
Initial modules are designed to bring everyone up to speed, regardless of their starting level. In computer science you will learn the key themes that underpin the discipline such as programming best practices and the use of the latest tools and technology. In neuroscience you will gain a solid grounding in basic biological techniques, the core concepts of neuroscience and the practical skills required for a career within the field. Building on the knowledge you have learnt in both subjects, you will progress to explore advanced topics in your second and third year of study. Modules may include; programming concepts that can be applied in areas such as games programming, mobile app and web development, artificial intelligence and cyber security and how the brain develops and how drugs affect the nervous system. The programme will culminate with the opportunity to unleash your creativity and apply the techniques you have acquired throughout your studies by completing a final year project. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

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Computer Science and Neuroscience at Keele University - UCAS