401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
=77 th
Young University Rankings 2016
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Aston Triangle, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7ET, United Kingdom

Neuroscience - Aston University

Our four year BSc Neuroscience course with integrated placement, focuses on science at the cutting-edge, where new technological advancements provide sophisticated and sensitive methodologies for understanding brain and brain-behaviour relationships that were largely unachievable only a decade ago. Neuroscientists focus on the brain and its impact on behaviour and cognitive functions. They also investigate what happens to the nervous system when people have neurological, psychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders. They liaise closely with other disciplines, such as mathematics, linguistics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, philosophy, psychology and medicine. For the duration of the course you will receive broad training in the understanding of the brain and nervous system at multiple scales from the microscopic to the whole organism in both health and disease through a series of core and optional modules delivered across three years of study and through a compulsory placement year. The placement offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects. This course covers the elements of biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy, developmental biology, pharmacology, psychology and cellular and network physiology that underlie modern neuroscience. You can specialise in your final year in areas that most interest you. The course has a large practical element to give you hands-on experience of working at whole brain and in vitro levels. In addition, you will gain an understanding of ethical and social issues surrounding research in neuroscience and its application to medical conditions. The job market is growing and neuroscientists are being increasingly engaged by health and government services to influence and inform policy decisions and advise on their impact on the human condition. As a neuroscience graduate you will have a wide array of work opportunities in both the public and private sectors available to you.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £18,500