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University of Sussex

Neuroscience with Cognitive Science

UCAS Code: B141
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

A-levels must include at least one science subject from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Psychology. If you are taking a science subject that has the separate science practical assessment, we would normally expect a pass. If you are not able to take the science practical assessment, your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade B in each (or grade 5 in the new grading scale).

Scottish Highers

Highers must include at least one science subject from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Psychology, with at least grade B. Ideally, you will also have a science as an Advanced Higher (also at grade B). Evidence of existing academic ability in Mathematics and English is essential.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma would normally need to be in Applied Science and you will need to have opted for substantial numbers of modules in Biology-related topics. Alternatively, you will need a relevant science A-level (from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology) alongside the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade B in each (or grade 5 in the new grading scale).

International Baccalaureate

This score should be from the full IB Diploma. You will need Higher Level in a science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Psychology, with at least grade 5.

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


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


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 the nervous system, this is the course from you. You can choose from a range of modules based on the latest research – from genetics and genomics to philosophical aspects of cognitive science. And to support your career development, you study research methods and computing skills options.


See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.
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