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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 Assessed Work (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)

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

Tutorial Assessments (15 CATS)  

Molecular Cell Biology (15 CATS)

Neurobiology with lab (15 CATS)

Neuropharmacology with lab (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)

Translational Neuroscience (15 CATS)  

Optional modules

Virology and Immunology (15 CATS)

Science Communication (15 CATS)

Oncology (15 CATS)

Dynamics of Biological Systems (15 CATS)

Modern Approaches to Human Disease (15 CATS) Bacteria: Genes to Behaviour (15 CATS)

Biological Clocks (15 CATS)

Principles of Development (15 CATS)

Contemporary Research Topics in Neuroscience (15 CATS)

System Interactions in Human Disease (15 CATS)

Synthetic Biology (15 CATS)

Business Studies 1 (15 CATS)

Introduction to Secondary Teaching in Biology (15 CATS)

IATL module (Any of the modules available from this list, in their 15 CAT version)

BSc Neuroscience with placement year (Year 3)

Study Year Abroad or Work Placement (120 CATS)

MBio Neuroscience department based (Year 4)

Extended Research project (80 CATS)

Research Skills (28 CATS)

Research Proposal and Funding (12 CATS)


MBio Neuroscience with industrial placement (Year 4)

Extended research project in industry (90 CATS)

Research Skills (18 CATS)

Research Proposal and Funding (12 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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