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University of Sussex

Medical Neuroscience

UCAS Code: B142
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Student score
88% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Two science subjects.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Two science subjects.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Two science subjects.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
34

Successful applicants will need Higher Level in two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Psychology, with at least grade 5 in each.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

91%

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

If you want to gain advanced knowledge of clinical aspects of neuroscience, this is the course for you. You learn from experts from the Sussex Neuroscience research programme, which has links with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. As part of the course, you benefit from our guaranteed interview scheme for medicine. And to support your career development, you study research methods and computing skills options.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: cell biology; cognition in clinical contexts; essential skills in life sciences; human physiology; molecular biology; neuroscience and behavior; research methods for neuroscience. Options: biological chemistry; psychology of childhood and adolescence. Year 2 core modules: abnormal and clinical psychology; cell regulation and cancer; developmental biology; genetics and genomics; medical neuroscience; neural circuits; techniques in neuroscience. Year 3 core modules: life sciences final year research project. Options: biological bases of mental disorders; cell signaling and its applications in therapeutics and disease; cognitive neuroscience; conflict and cooperation in social groups; development of the nervous system; drugs, brain and behavior; endocrinology and disease; fear and anxiety in children; genome stability, genetic diseases and cancer; genomics and bioinformatics; gestural communication in apes and human infants; human vocal communication; intelligence in animals and machines; modern human evolution; molecular genetics; neuronal plasticity and gene regulation; neuronal transduction and transmission; post transcriptional control of gene expression; psychobiology of cognitive ageing and dementia; reading, writing and dyslexia; regulating the transcriptase; sensory and motor functions of the nervous system; social insects; structure and function in the brain; the social psychology of prejudice; topics in cognitive development.

University of Sussex

Sussex in spring

Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
58%
39%
3%

Year 1

60%
40%

Year 2

56%
39%
5%

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 95%
Student score 88% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
367 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

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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