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Neuroscience Degrees

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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.

"By the end of the course you will be well-equipped to undertake further study leading to a research degree such as MRes or PhD, but equally will learn the analytical and transferable skills to join any profession that recognises the value of an undergraduate science degree."

Professor Bruno Frenguelli
Neuroscience Course Director

Year One modules

Laboratories and Tutorials (30 CATS)

Physiology, Neurobiology and Metabolism (18 CATS)

Agents of Infectious Disease (12 CATS)

Quantitative Skills for Biology (12 CATS)

Molecules, Cells and Organisms (24 CATS)

Cell Biology of Neurons (12 CATS)

Optional modules

Animal Anatomy and Histology (12 CATS)

Environmental Biology (12 CATS)

Health and Community (12 CATS)


Year Two core modules

Tutorials (15 CATS)  

Molecular Cell Biology (15 CATS)

Neurobiology (15 CATS)

Neuropharmacology (15 CATS)

Neurobiology of Disease (15 CATS)

Molecular Endocrinology (15 CATS)

Blood and Circulation for Neuroscience (15 CATS)

Optional modules

Clinical Microbiology (15 CATS)

Protein Structure and Function (15 CATS)

Genetics and Genomics (15 CATS)

Immunology (15 CATS)

Epidemiology and Public Health (15 CATS)

Evolution (15 CATS)

Year Three core modules

Research Project (30 CATS)

Integrative Neuroscience (15 CATS)

Labs and tutorials for Neuroscience Year 3 (15 CATS)

Modern Approaches to Human Disease (15 CATS)


Optional modules

Advanced Immunology (15 CATS)

Science Communication (15 CATS)

Oncology (15 CATS)

Dynamics of Biological Systems (15 CATS)

Protein Targeting (15 CATS)

Medical Virology (15 CATS)

Biological Clocks (15 CATS)

Principles of Development (15 CATS)

Synthetic Biology (15 CATS)

One World Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases (15 CATS)

Extreme Environment Biology (15 CATS)

Bacteria: Genes to Behaviour (15 CATS)

Introduction to Secondary Teaching in Biology (15 CATS)

Business Studies 1 (15 CATS)
ATL module (Any of the modules available from this list, in their 15 CAT version) I

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 A2 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.

Our new Neuroscience degree has gained interim accreditation which should be awarded full advanced accreditation upon graduation of the first cohort.

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