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Neuroscience with Professional Training Year MNeurosc

Cardiff University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    4K5G

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • University Ranking

    26th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    11th

    1 (Anatomy & Physiology)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    149

  • Graduate Prospects

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    n/a

  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.43

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MNeurosc

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Our integrated Master’s in Neuroscience with Professional Training Year is aimed at aspiring researchers and those seeking a career in science. This five-year undergraduate course enables students to explore the current frontiers of knowledge in their chosen field and provides training in advanced research techniques.Neuroscience is the study of nervous systems, their component nerve cells and the functioning of the brain. The human brain contains one hundred thousand million such cells. How it works may be regarded as one of the most alluring and baffling of all questions on the frontiers of understanding. Can the brain understand the brain? Can the brain understand the mind? Is the brain a giant computer or something more?This degree will demonstrate ways in which we can attempt to answer these questions, using approaches that range from the biochemistry and biophysics of the nerve cell to a psychologist’s investigation of the machinery of the mind. The recent growth of this subject is due to the important contribution neuroscience is making to the understanding and treatment of mental and other neurological disorders, as well as the desire to understand the most complex functioning system evolution has created.Your third year is spent on a professional work placement related to your degree. Experience shows that this greatly enhances your subsequent employment prospects.The programme combines scientific understanding with the development of academic skills (critical appraisal, evaluation and analysis of data) along with the development of practical, presentation and written skills within a scientific context. The course ultimately aims to produce graduates who are employable, well-informed, versatile and enthusiastic ambassadors for science.The knowledge and skills that you develop during your Neuroscience degree will make you employable in a broad range of scientific careers including research, healthcare, publishing and teaching. The analytical and other skills acquired on the course are also an excellent grounding for many other career paths outside of science. Alternatively you may wish to further your studies with a higher degree.Distinctive featuresOur degrees are closely linked to the research interests of the staff who teach them, allowing you to experience the excitement of learning in an active research environment. We attract substantial external research funding and this will allow you to make use of the latest equipment, techniques and facilities in your project work. The School also leads the Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute, one of the University’s flagship Institutes, allowing access to a wide range of exciting training opportunities.This programme offers a high degree of flexibility with student choice at its core. You have the freedom to decide how your academic experience develops. You can choose to specialise in a particular area or to maintain a wide breadth of learning and explore the interdisciplinary research that underpins much of the School’s success.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grades / Points

AAB–AAA

Details

To include grade A in Biology or Chemistry Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board a pass in the separate practical element will be required.

Tuition Fees

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£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

26th

About this University

Cardiff University was founded in 1883. It is based in and around Cardiff's elegant civic centre, 5 minutes' walk from the city centre. Academic buildings, student residences and the Students' Union are within a short walk of each other. Cardiff is the only Russell Group university in Wales.

Address

Main Site - Cardiff

30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UNITED KINGDOM