Neuroscience

Entry Year: 2019

2 Study Options

Neuroscience BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
B140
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. A second science subject at A-Level, of Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics is also required.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
20,850
Funding information

Neuroscience with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
B14Y
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. A second science subject at A-Level, of Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics is also required.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
20,850
Neuroscience

Overview

Remarkable recent advances make neuroscience one of the fastest-growing and most exciting areas in biomedical sciences.

Taught jointly by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, this programme brings together core strengths of both departments. You’ll be taught by leading experts in every discipline, and have access to the labs, IT resources and libraries of each school.

You’ll build a strong foundation in biomedical science, including neuroanatomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and pharmacology. In the final year, you’ll choose from modules covering stem cells, the repair and regeneration of the nervous system, perspectives on brain disorders and cognitive neuroscience.

Final-year students can undertake their own laboratory-based research project or work with an existing research group at Queen Mary.

Structure

You can complete your Neuroscience degree in three or four years. If you choose to study abroad, this will take place in Year 3, and the Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Neuroscience BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary.

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Testimonial

Doing a neuroscience course is fascinating because you're always learning about something new. I particularly enjoy discussions about how the brain gives rise to the mind and learning about how evolution has altered our brain and given us unique personality traits. My course will help me develop my lab and essay-writing skills, which is useful for any direction that I choose to take in the future.

Teaching and Facilities

Teaching and learning

We use a mixture of teaching styles - lectures, tutorials, classroom activities and laboratory work.

A typical weekly workload would be six to eight lectures and four to five hours of practical laboratories or workshops.

Outside of classes, you’ll need to spend 20 to 25 hours per week preparing, writing up and reading.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by written examinations (typically 70 to 90 per cent of the final mark) and coursework (practical reports, field course reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests).

Final-year students undertake a research or investigative project, assessed with a detailed written report, poster and interview.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • newly refurbished lecture theatres
  • up-to-date IT facilities
  • modern, well-equipped labs.

You will also have access to the facilities of the medical school, including our fantastic library.

Entry requirements

Neuroscience - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. A second science subject at A-Level, of Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics is also required.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Biology at Higher Level. This must include Chemistry at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe do not accept Access qualifications for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Neuroscience with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Biology or Chemistry. A second science subject at A-Level, of Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics is also required.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Biology at Higher Level. This must include Chemistry at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe do not accept Access qualifications for entry to this programme.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Career opportunities

Medicine or dentistry

Neuroscience provides an ideal background for medicine or dentistry, as you will have studied a wide range of biomedical subjects.

The 19 highest-ranked students from our Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics programmes are guaranteed an interview for the five-year A100 Medicine MBBS degree (Barts and The London).

The top five of these students will also be considered for the four-year A101 MBBS Graduate Entry Programme.

Other careers

Our Neuroscience graduates go on to a wide variety of careers:

  • some pursue a career in neuroscience and pharmaceutical research, within industry or the public sector
  • some continue their studies and research at Masters or PhD level
  • others transfer their skills to careers in fields including media, technology and management.

Career support

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has a careers consultant, who can offer specialist advice and organise subject-specific events. We also have a dedicated internships coordinator.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

Unistats data for these courses

  • Neuroscience - BSc (Hons)

  • Neuroscience with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

About the Schools

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences - Biological Sciences

A large and dynamic School with strong links with industry, we offer a stimulating and supportive learning experience.

You’ll experience inspirational teaching from staff who are leaders in their field. According to the Research Excellence Framework, 87 per cent of our chemistry and 82 per cent of our biology research is either world-leading or internationally excellent.

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is one of the oldest medical schools in the UK, and ranked as the third best medical school in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.

We're a friendly School, with excellent staff–student relationships. You’ll be taught by experts who are passionately engaged with their subject, and have access to a General Medical Council-commended student support and mentoring programme.

Why Queen Mary?

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

5th in the UK

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

Russell Group

Member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

Global top 50

Global top 50

English, drama, and law ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2018)