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BSc Neuroscience

Programme code:BS-NEUROSCIUCAS code:B140
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Hugh Pearson Contact address:h.a.pearson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

A-level: AAA - AABm including Biology or Chemistry, plus another science or science-related subject (Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, PE and physics OR Science-related subjects: geography, psychology, use of maths and statistics). Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.
- IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component or equivalent English language qualification.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School: Biomedical Sciences

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the major areas of neuroscience, from cellular to systems in the first two years, with a more detailed appreciation of some specialist areas at Level 3. The latter will be research-led teaching, with the specific areas being determined by the current research expertise within the School.

- Provide students with knowledge of current neuroscience techniques and methodologies, with hands on practical experience of some of these.

- Require students to undertake a project in their final year. This may take the form of either a laboratory based research project or a literature review of a specific area of neuroscience or any other area of the biomedical sciences.

- Ensure that, on graduation, students are able to: analyse, interpret and evaluate data; acquire and integrate information, and use information to solve problems; communicate effectively through a variety of media.

- Equip students with the necessary transferable skills for further academic study and/or a career in neuroscience or those that may reasonably be required of a graduate employee.

- Manage student progress effectively and provide appropriate support and guidance.

- Provide high quality learning resources to support the objectives of the programme.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1214Human Endocrinology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1301Introductory Academic, Experimental and Professional Skills40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOBS1125Introduction to Physiology20 creditsSemester 1
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates may study 10 credits from the following optional modules

BIOL1223Career and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsNot running in 202021
BIOL1225How can Biological Sciences change the world10 creditsNot running in 202021
BLGY1232Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
MICR1202The Microbial World10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 10 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC2118Neurobiology20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2121Cognitive Neuroscience: The process underlying cognition10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2122Cardio-Respiratory Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2223Neuropharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2235Molecular Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2310Intermediate Skills for Professional and Academic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BMSC2342Experimental Skills in Neuroscience20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 10 credits from the following optional modules:

BIOL2223Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2225Physiology of Absorption and Excretion10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules.

Students are responsible for ensuring that discovery module timetables do not clash with compulsory and optional modules.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC3144Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3393Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BMSC3394Capstone Research Project40 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following modules:

BMSC3126Integrative Biomedical Sciences20 creditsSemester 2
BMSC3234Advanced Topics in Neuroscience II20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

BMSC3101Inherited Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3148Drug Discovery and Development10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules with the approval of the Programme Leader

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