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Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

The nervous system extends throughout the body both in Man and in other organisms to control many complex functions. Alterations in the structure and function of the nervous system, from the molecular to the systems level, can result in disease, thereby highlighting the importance of understanding the nervous system and being able to target it to treat disease.Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. It is a multidisciplinary science requiring an understanding of the ions, molecules, cells and systems that underpin a vast number of essential functions including learning, memory, sensation, motor control and human behaviour. A knowledge of the roles and relationships of the various parts of the nervous system provides an understanding of how interventions can target disease or be used, for example, recreationally or to provide sporting advantage. Important questions still remain in neuroscience research and there will be opportunities to learn from and work alongside leading neuroscientists investigating some key issues. Over the programme, in addition to subject-specific knowledge, you will gain important transferable skills that will make you an attractive prospect for future employers.At the University of Leicester, our Biological Sciences degrees are actually seven degrees in one. You can apply for the degree in Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) or any of the five specialist degrees listed below. Alternatively you can apply for a general degree in Biological Sciences. All courses are also available as four-year MBiolSci degreesWhichever degree programme you choose, your first year will be the same. In the second and third years you will have a choice of modules from across the Biological Sciences portfolio. Selecting particular modules here will steer you towards the specialist degree of your choice. Alternatively you can select modules from across the entire portfolio and graduate with the broad knowledge that comes from a general Biological Sciences degree.All of our Biological Sciences degrees include the option to change your programme, particularly in Year 1 and Year 2, subject to completion of the necessary modules.The other available specialisms are: Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)Biological Sciences (Genetics)Biological Sciences (Microbiology)Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology)Biological Sciences (Zoology)Or a general degree in Biological Sciences. Our seven Biological Sciences degrees cover major aspects of biology and molecular sciences across a wide range of organisms from bacteria and fungi to humans and plants. Our four Medical Sciences degrees focus more closely on the application of those biological principles to medicine. There is the possibility of transferring across from our Biological Sciences degrees to our Medical Sciences degrees within the first semester of Year 1.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,515per year

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    131 58%

    46th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    37th

    19

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