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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

32%

Subjects
  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Chemistry.(Mathematics or Biology or Physics).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Chemistry.(Mathematics or Biology or Physics).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

18 points in three higher level subjects including Chemistry, and one subject from Mathematics, Physics or Biology, with no score below 5

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

32%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This BSc spans several disciplines to encompass the structure, function and development of the brain and nervous system. You will be able to take courses in cell biology, developmental neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, pharmacology and psychology, and see how the overlapping disciplines combine to create neuroscientific knowledge.

Modules

Year 1: Basic structure and function of nervous system; cellular and molecular biology; chemistry; physiology; genetics; quantitative methods; tutorials. Year 2: Neuroanatomy; cellular neuropsychology; nervous system development; molecular biology; pharmacology; free option (this may be a non-science course). Year 3: Advanced options and research project; most students select from: cognitive neuroscience; developmental, cell and molecular neurobiology; clinically-related neuroscience.

UCL (University College London)

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
74%
25%
1%

Year 1

77%
18%
5%

Year 2

51%
36%
13%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

51%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
24% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
500 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are media professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is more popular than the other four subjects combined. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the other subjects in this topic, having seen job prospects improve significantly in the last 12 months. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study – usually moving on to a medical degree, whilst pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2012, either in hospitals or private practice. If you fancy working for yourself, physiotherapists are rather more likely than the average graduate to start their career self-employed.
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