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Neuroscience Degrees - new courses starting in 2020

Neuroscience involves the study of the nervous system in humans and provides an understanding of the causes and consequences of neurological disease, ranging from autoimmunity and cancer to neurological decay.

This course provides a core understanding to biomedical sciences, including cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, immunology and molecular biology. Drawing on a spectrum of modules you will come to understand the nature and extent of human disease problems, both locally and globally.

Year One modules

Laboratories and Tutorials (30 CATS)

Physiology and Metabolism (18 CATS)

Agents of Infectious Disease (12 CATS)

Quantitative Skills for Biology (12 CATS)

Molecules, Cells and Organisms (24 CATS)


Optional modules

Animal Anatomy and Histology (12 CATS)

Environmental Biology (12 CATS)

Health and Community (12 CATS)


Year Two core modules

Tutorials (12 CATS)

Human and Animal Physiology (18 CATS)

Laboratories for Neuroscience (24 CATS)

Molecular Cell Biology (18 CATS)

Neurobiology of Disease (18 CATS)

Signalling and Integration in Health and Disease (18 CATS)

Optional modules

Evolution (12 CATS)

Clinical Microbiology (12 CATS)

Immunology (12 CATS)

Genetics and Genomics (12 CATS)

Year Three core modules

Research Project (24 CATS)

Integrative Neuroscience (12 CATS)

Laboratories and tutorials (24 CATS)

Modern Approaches to Human Disease (12 CATS)


Optional modules

Advanced Immunology (12 CATS)

Science Communication (12 CATS)

Oncology (12 CATS)

Dynamics of Biological Systems (12 CATS)

Protein Targeting (12 CATS)

Medical Virology (12 CATS)

Biological Clocks (12 CATS)

Principles of Development (12 CATS)

Bacteria: Genes to Behaviour (12 CATS)

Extreme Environment Biology (12 CATS)

Synthetic Biology (12 CATS)


BSc Neuroscience with placement year (Year 3)

Study Year Abroad or Work Placement (120 CATS)

MBio Neuroscience department based (Year 4)

Research Skills (40 CATS)

Research Project (80 CATS)

MBio Neuroscience with industrial placement (Year 4)

Research Skills (40 CATS)

Research Project (80 CATS)

Students take a minimum of 120 CATS per year (CATS = credits).

Students who do not have A level Chemistry (or equivalent) will have to take and pass an additional module Chemistry for Biologists (PASS/FAIL).

Progression requirements are in place for MBio students at the ends of their second and third years. If requirements are not met then students move to a BSc degree.

With permission, students can take additional modules such as language modules; these require specific approval from the School of Life Sciences.

Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick. So it is therefore very important that you check back here for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer (as set out in our terms and conditions).


BSc Neuroscience (B140)

BSc Neuroscience with Placement Year (B141)

MBio Neuroscience (B142)

MBio Neuroscience with Industrial Placement (B143)

Duration: BSc 3 or 4 years / MBio 4 years
Typical offer for BSc: ABB
Typical offer for MBio: AAB
Starts: October

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All of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and our MBio degrees hold advanced accreditation. RSB accredited degrees undergo rigorous, independent assessment to ensure a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

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