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Middlesex University

Neuroscience

UCAS Code: B14A

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

Entry requirements


Including 32 points or above in a Science subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Neuroscience

OverviewThe BSc Neuroscience degree covers a wide range of disciplines, giving students the extensive practical and theoretical experience needed for a wide range of careers including clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry.Why study the BSc Neuroscience at Middlesex University?Students studying Neuroscience at Middlesex examine the function and dysfunction of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves training in a number of different disciplines. This includes human behaviour, molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neurological and psychiatric disorders, and neurogenetics.During the degree you will learn how to carry out specialist procedures such as psychophysiological monitoring, electroencephalography (EEG) and brain imaging techniques, which are used in both research and the diagnosis of neurological disorders. There is also the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between the second and third years.The degree is particularly appropriate if you are interested in a career in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research, as it prepares you for further study in drug development, neurone and glial cell culture, and molecular neuroscience. The broad specialised and personal skills gained by this programme can be applied to a variety of careers in science or non-science sectors, including academia, teaching and the Public SectorCourse highlightsA recent 3 million investment into state-of-the-art bioanalytical laboratories for teaching and research means our facilities rival the UK's leading medical schoolsBoost your employability skills by spending your third year working on an industry placement with the support of our Employability ServiceOur laboratories provide the next generation of scientific instrumentation for molecular analysis in line with the new focus on protein-hunting rather than gene-hunting in scientific researchLearn from the expertise of our teaching staff who are leading researchers in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscienceAs a student of this course you will receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1:
Contemporary Neuroscience and Professional Development (30 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Neurology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Foundation Neuroscience (30 credits) - Compulsory
Foundation Psychology (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:
Research Methods and Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Neuropharmacology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Clinical Neurophysiology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Biological and Cognitive Psychology (30 credits)

Year 3:
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory
Clinical Neurology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Applied Clinical Neurophysiology 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory
Negotiated Learning (30 credits) - Optional
Applied Clinical Neurophysiology 2 (30 credits) - Optional
Affective Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (30 credits) - Optional
Psychology of Language and Communication (30 credits) - Optional
Mental Health, Well-being and Consciousness (30 credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Biomedical and Biological Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Neuroscience

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,750
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Health associate professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Neuroscience

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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