Neuroscience BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Neuroscience BSc (Hons)

Neuroscientists study the development and function of the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerve cells throughout the body. They investigate what happens when people have disorders by focusing on the brain and its impact on behaviour and cognitive functions.

This interdisciplinary science liaises closely with other disciplines such as mathematics, linguistics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, philosophy, psychology and medicine.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Sandwich

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

16/09/2024

Location

Main Site

Application Details

Course Code

B140

Institution Code

A80

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

B,B,B

BBB in three A Levels which must include one science subject from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. BBC in three A Levels which must include one science subject from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics plus grade B in an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Core Maths. BCC in three A Levels which must include one science subject from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics for Contextual Offer students (more details https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready). Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A Level, but not as one of the core three A Levels - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies. We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits and only your latest grades will be accepted. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.

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Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We accept the QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma which must consist of 45 credits at Level 3. You must obtain a minimum of 30 distinction and the rest must be at merit or distinction. Please note that we do not accept the English and Maths components within the Access qualification, and you must meet the GCSE entry requirements. Subjects accepted: Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biosciences, Combined Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Professions, Life Sciences and Sciences. Please note that we do not accept Health and Social Care as it does not contain the amount of core science material required for subsequent undergraduate studies on this degree.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

31 Overall, three Higher Level subjects at 5 5 5 which must include one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Maths and English Language. Or 28 points overall, three Higher Level subjects at 5 4 4 which must include one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English Language for Contextual offer students (more details https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

DDD

This BTEC must be RQF National in Applied Science with grades D*D*D* (you do not require an additional A Level). OR This BTEC must be QCF in Applied Science with grades DDD and you must also achieve grade B at A Level in either Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. (Contextual offer students need to achieve a grade C at A Level. Further details at https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready). OR If you are studying a non-science subject in this BTEC which is QCF or RQF National then you must achieve grades DDD and grade B at A Level in either Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. (Contextual offer students need to achieve a grade C at A Level. Further details at https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready). *(QCF – Qualification Credit Framework, RQF – Regulated Qualification Framework) If you are unsure of the exact BTEC qualification name, please contact your school or college provider to confirm.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs which must include Mathematics and English all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key Skills or Functional Skills in place of these.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

With this BTEC you must also achieve a grade B at A Level in either Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Contextual offer students need to achieve a grade C at A Level in one science subject from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics (more details https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A Levels including one science subject in either Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Contextual offer students need to achieve grades BC in two A Levels, including one science subject from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics (more details https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready).

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales £9,250
International £20,700

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