Learn about the structure and functions of the human brain through this challenging and technical BSc Psychology with Neuroscience degree.
This course will provide you with a solid grounding in neuroscience and is ideal if you are interested in careers or further study in that area. It will also enable you to move on to further training to become a professional psychologist and is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
As a psychology student you can take advantage of the Department's research laboratories and resources for measuring physiological variables, such as heart rate. Additionally, the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, housed within the department, is equipped with a range of neuroimaging technologies – including an MRI scanner – and a digital signal analysis laboratory. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with its research.
The first two years of the course provide you with a broad overview of psychology, and are required for BPS qualification. You will study modules covering areas such as cognition, neuroscience, development, personality and social psychology. Neuroscience modules are taught by staff from the internationally renowned Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics.
In the final year, you can explore the areas that interest you most through a wide range of optional modules. Your final-year project will allow you to immerse yourself further into the field of neuroscience by conducting research supervised by an expert in the field. Modules are regularly revised in order to incorporate the latest developments in neuroscience, ensuring that your knowledge and skills are always up to date.
For more information, please visit the School of Psychology website.
You will have the opportunity to gain professional experience through work placements during the second year of the course. These can take place at an outside organisation such as a charity, or within the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics. Alternatively, you can volunteer as a research assistant on a range of projects within the Department.
During your final year, you can opt to spend a term studying at a university abroad. We have links with many European institutions, as well as places further afield including locations in Australia, USA and Canada.