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BSc in Neuroscience (Full Time)

Middlesex University

Bachelor Degree , Neuroscience

Course Description

The BSc Neuroscience degree covers a wide range of disciplines, giving students the extensive practical and theoretical experience needed for a wide range of careers including clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry.

Why study the BSc Neuroscience at Middlesex University?

Students studying Neuroscience at Middlesex examine the function and dysfunction of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves – training in a number of different disciplines. This includes human behaviour, molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neurological and psychiatric disorders, and neurogenetics.

During the degree you will learn how to carry out specialist procedures such as psychophysiological monitoring, electroencephalography (EEG) and brain imaging techniques, which are used in both research and the diagnosis of neurological disorders. There is also the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between the second and third years.

The degree is particularly appropriate if you are interested in a career in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research, as it prepares you for further study in drug development, neurone and glial cell culture, and molecular neuroscience. The broad specialised and personal skills gained by this programme can be applied to a variety of careers in science or non-science sectors, including academia, teaching and the Public Sector

Course highlights

  • A recent £3 million investment into state-of-the-art bioanalytical laboratories for teaching and research means our facilities rival the UK's leading medical schools
  • Boost your employability skills by spending your third year working on an industry placement with the support of our Employability Service
  • Our laboratories provide the next generation of scientific instrumentation for molecular analysis – in line with the new focus on protein-hunting rather than gene-hunting in scientific research
  • Learn from the expertise of our teaching staff who are leading researchers in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience
  • As a student of this course you will receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

The BSc Neuroscience degree covers a wide range of disciplines, giving students the extensive practical and theoretical experience needed for a wide range of careers including clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry. Why study the BSc Neuroscience at Middlesex University? Students studying Neuroscience at Middlesex examine the function and...

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Course Content

The first two years of the course are designed to help you gain a good grasp of the essential skills and theory in cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurological and psychiatric disorders and research. After the second year, it is then possible to undertake a year-long work placement in an area related to the course.

The final year further develops and deepens your understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, molecular neurobiology and research. During the last year of the course, you will also have an opportunity to study a topic of your own choice related to neuroscience as part of the negotiated learning optional module – such as neural networks, sports neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. Other optional modules available in the final year include studies in the field of either clinical neurophysiology or psychology.

What will you gain?

As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of the subject, you will also gain an understanding of the nervous system, the brain, and neurological diseases and disorders. You will have developed your cognitive skills and be able to critically evaluate research evidence, solve physiological and clinical problems, appraise and synthesise information, and reflect on your own learning and practice. You will be able to present and communicate ideas and research projects, along with a wide range of investigative techniques. You will also have gained graduate skills which will include working collaboratively, having an autonomous and reflective approach to life long learning, the ability to use information technologies, and you will be able to demonstrate problem-based skills.

Modules

  • Year 1

    • Contemporary Neuroscience and Professional Development (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Introduction to Neurology (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Foundation Neuroscience (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Foundation Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 2

    • Research Methods and Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Neuropharmacology (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Clinical Neurophysiology (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Biological and Cognitive Psychology (30 credits)

  • Year 3

    • Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Clinical Neurology (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Applied Clinical Neurophysiology 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Negotiated Learning (30 credits) - Optional

    • Applied Clinical Neurophysiology 2 (30 credits) - Optional

The first two years of the course are designed to help you gain a good grasp of the essential skills and theory in cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurological and psychiatric disorders and research. After the second year, it is then possible to undertake a year-long work placement in an area related to the course. The final year further develops and deepens...

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

112 UCAS points, including grade C or above in a science subject, plus GCSE C English and Maths

We require A level, or equivalent level qualification in depth and size, at grade C or above in a science subject.

Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications.

Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page. If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Qualifications 112 UCAS points, including grade C or above in a science subject, plus GCSE C English and Maths We require A level, or equivalent level qualification in depth and size, at grade C or above in a science subject. Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications...

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Assessment Methods

The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any grade you receive from formative assessment does not count towards your final marks.

There is formal ‘summative’ assessment as part of the module, usually towards the end of the module. Assessment methods could include written examinations, a range of coursework including essays, reports, portfolios, and your main final year project, and practical examination. The grades from the summative assessments count towards your module mark. Assessments are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based on feedback from an external examiner.

The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor....

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