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University of Central Lancashire

Neuroscience (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: N456

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

Entry requirements


72 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

72 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology or Chemistry

72 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

in Applied Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

in Applied Science

72 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

72 UCAS points including Biology or Chemistry

UCAS Tariff

72

including Biology or Chemistry

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Neuroscience

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Want to understand the cause and treatment for neurological disorders and diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis? Neuroscience is a truly modern and multidisciplinary subject which seeks to understand the most complex organ in the body; the nervous system. Our degree covers pharmacy and biomedical sciences as well as psychology. This is one of only a handful of courses that offers this multidisciplinary approach and you’ll learn how the brain and nervous system work to alter behaviour, perception, mood and memory. You’ll be able to tailor your degree by studying the modules which appeal to you the most and which ultimately you will specialise in, giving you a well-rounded background to further your future career in the Neuroscience field.

This degree could lead to a career in science teaching, science writing, private research and lab work. There is an option of a placement module and many students take this up and work either in labs, rehabilitation centres, or brain rehabilitation. Neuroscience graduates may wish to continue studying for a further degree, pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry or hospitals, or train to become a science teacher.

You can engage further in research through a paid internship, participate in research conferences, research publications and research grants or work as a part-time research assistant. Our current students regularly publish themselves or become members of the editorial panel to ‘Diffusion’, UCLan’s own undergraduate research journal.

Modules

Year 1: Skills for Science, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Physics

Year 2: Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Foundations of Neuroscience, Science and Society, Introduction to Cell Biology

Year 3: Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Methods, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology, Topics and Techniques in Neuroscience, Physiology: Organisms and their Environment, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cell Culture Approaches to Drug Testing and Toxicology, Practical skills and Application to Diagnostic analysis

Year 4: Neuroscience/Research Project, Brain, Treatments and Behaviour, Drug Therapies 2: Pathophysiology and Treatment of CNS, Cancer and Pain, Neuropsychological Disorders and Techniques, Psychology Placement Module, Immunology, Molecular Biomedicine, Molecular Neurobiology

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Psychology

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


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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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
12%
Caring personal services
9%
Welfare and housing associate 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.

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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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