Neuroscience (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

This course comes with the opportunity to complete a 12-month placement in industry complementing your Neuroscience studies with on-the-job experience.

Start date
September 2024
5 or 4 years
Dundee City Campus

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and the human brain. This includes how the nervous system functions, both in healthy and diseased scenarios. The study of neuroscience looks to develop more effective treatment of illnesses.

Our undergraduate neuroscience degree explores behavioural neuroscience, including neuro-degenerative disease.

It looks at the pharmacology of neuroscience, including anaesthesia and analgesia. These are the drugs that control consciousness and perception of pain.

It’ll give you an understanding of how biomedical innovations are explored. You will see how they are developed from initial concept to their application.

You will learn key theories - from molecular level to full body systems - to understand the field as a whole.

You will have the flexibility to pick modules that appeal to you. This will let you highlight to future employers where your interests lie.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers. This ensures that you’re learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university.

Your first two years will cover topics such as:

  • genetics
  • cell biology
  • biological organisation
  • molecular mechanisms and processes

You’ll develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.

In years three and four you’ll study topics such as biomembranes, physiology and translational psychiatry, and complete a semester long research project based around one chosen area of the current world-class research in Life Sciences.

The year in industry will occur between levels 3 and 4. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

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