Neuroscience

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 12.7k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 30.2k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:311

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The Neuroscience BSc offers you the opportunity to learn about the structure and function of the brain in one of the world’s greatest centres for neuroscience. Modules in cell biology, developmental neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, pharmacology and psychology will show you how different areas of biology contribute to neuroscience.

  • The multidisciplinary structure allows you to draw on expertise across all life sciences. As you progress, lectures will increasingly be given by specialists who are actively involved in neuroscience-related research.
  • The programme puts particular emphasis on preparing you for careers that directly involve research or require a sound understanding of its methods.
  • UCL and its associated institutes now represent the greatest critical mass of neuroscience researchers in Europe, with an outstanding global reputation.
  • Co-operation with UCL's Institutes of Neurology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Child Health, and the newly established Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour offers unrivalled opportunities to access research laboratories for your final-year project.

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The first year consists of introductory core modules that provide a secure foundation for future work. Taking modules alongside other students in the Faculties of Life Sciences and Brain Sciences will give you mutual insight into related disciplines. Taking further core and optional modules in your second year will prepare you for the third year, in which you will select specialised options to suit your own interests; examples include Neural Basis of Motivation and Learning; Pain; Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Disease and Visual Neuroscience, but there are many more.

There is also an opportunity to transfer to the MSci programme at the end of year two, extending your programme to four years.

In the third year of the programme you will be able to join an existing research team in one of UCL's departments or institutes to conduct original research, guided by a supervisor.

Year 1

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cells and Development
  • Chemistry for Biology Students
  • Foundations of Neurobiology
  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Mammalian Physiology

Year 2

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Essential Molecular Biology
  • Human Neuroanatomy
  • Molecular Biology for Neuroscientists

Optional modules

  • You will select 2.0 credits from a wide range of optional modules, including:


One of the following:

  • General and Systematic Pharmacology (1.0 credits)
  • Introductory Pharmacology (0.5 credits)


Plus at least one of the following, and a further free option that may lie outside neuroscience:

  • Developmental Neurobiology (0.5 credits)
  • Mathematics for Science 1 (0.5 credits) / Differential and Integral Calculus (0.5 credits)
  • Perception, Attention and Action (0.5 credits)
  • The Principles of Cellular Control (0.5 credits)
  • Systems Neuroscience (0.5 credits)

Year 3

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Individually-supervised experimental project (1.5 credits)

Optional modules

  • You will select 2.5 credits from a wide range of advanced-level optional modules within Neuroscience and related disciplines.
  • Successful completion of one year of a Bachelor Degree or Specialist Diploma at a Russian university recognised by UCL, with an average of 4.5/5.
  • Study must contain subjects relevant to the programme of study at UCL.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

Scholarships

  • Bader Bursary
  • UCL - United World Colleges and International Student House Scholarship (UCL - UWC/ISH Scholarship)
  • UPCH Progression Scholarships
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