BSc (with Honors) in Neuroscience

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September
    Please note that applications for the 2020/2021 academic year will open in December 2020 and close on May 31, 2021

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 22,130 / year

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Program description

Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of the nervous system and is one of the most challenging and exciting fields of science today.

The mammalian nervous system regulates all functions of the body. In the human being, at least, it has unique functions that are independent of the other organ systems of the body. These independent functions allow us to become aware of ourselves.

The extraordinary properties of the human brain have made it possible for us to dominate the Earth, walk on the Moon, alter the course of evolution, and create art and music.

The brain functions as an information processing system. Information consists of internal representations of the external environment in which the organism exists. Neuroscience is the study of how these internal representations are created, transformed, and used to affect the behavior of the organism.

This is an interdisciplinary degree course organized by the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, with significant contributions from several other departments. It is a rapidly expanding field of study and this course is intended to provide graduates with a comprehensive basic training in this increasingly important area. Neuroscience is studied at the molecular, cellular, and systems level.

Why choose this course

Neuroscience is one of the most challenging and exciting fields of science today. It is a multidisciplinary subject and neuroscientists study all aspects of the nervous system: its molecular, cellular and systematic structure, how it develops, the chemical and electrical phenomena that take place in its nerve cells and, of course, its unique output: behavior and cognition.

  • Multidisciplinary title of molecular and cellular biology, anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology and clinical neuroscience.
  • Broad-based course that integrates general scientific training with specific skill sets relevant to employment in biomedical and neuroscientific research basic and applied, as well as biological and neuroscientific education.
  • Research-led teaching by strongly active neuroscience researchers
  • Well established record of graduate employment in a wide range of academic and industrial settings.

Information about skills and careers

Career opportunities in neuroscience reflect the worldwide expansion of interest in this field.

This broad-based course will provide graduates with general science training similar to other Honors Bachelor of Science courses, as well as job-specific and relevant training in biological and neuroscientific education and basic and applied biomedical and neuroscientific research.

Neuroscience graduates will also be able to seek a variety of jobs in pharmaceutical sales and marketing and in scientific publishing and consulting.

Program structure

Core modules:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics.

The basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry modules deal with molecules, cells and tissues, the principles of human structural organization and the relationship between structure and function. </ span >

Core modules:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Principles of human structure
  • Structure of mammalian cells and tissues
  • Introductory physiology
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
  • Biomolecules and metabolic pathways.

A detailed study of the human nervous system is initiated and is placed in the general context of the structure and development of the human body as a whole. Other modules focus on the principles of molecular biology and biochemistry, pharmacology, and diseases of the nervous system.

Core modules:

  • Human nervous system
  • Neurobiology of regulatory systems
  • Human embryology and developmental biology
  • Human regional neuroanatomy
  • Neurobiology of disease
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry of the CNS
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience research methodology
  • Library project
  • Plus an elective module.

You will study the nervous system in detail and undertake a substantial research project, supported by modules in research techniques (year 3) and in the development of scientific literacy through a structured review of neuroscience research.

Core modules:

  • Advanced research methodology in neuroscience
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience
  • Medical imaging and biomedical devices in the neurosciences
  • Advanced topics in neuroscience
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Molecular basis of brain disorders
  • Research project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum requirement 1 x H4, 1 x H5, 4 x O6 / H7; Math and lab science courses are required.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an official degree translated into English will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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