Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology BSc (Hons)

Our BSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology course combines major topics in experimental psychology and neuroscience to offer a broad grounding in this exciting field of behavioural science.

The psychology component covers topics such as:
- how humans and animals think (cognitive processes);


- how the world is sensed (perception);


- comparative and developmental studies;


- abnormal psychology.


The neuroscience component of the course covers topics such as:
- animal behaviour;


- learning and memo...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

16/09/2024

Location

Main Site

Application Details

Course Code

BC18

Institution Code

M20

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

A,A,A

A,A,B

We require grades AAA-AAB. Those applicants who are predicted/have achieved As in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (the Core Sciences ) would be considered for an offer of AAB. For those applicants who are/predicted grade A in one Core Science (as listed above) but has also achieved/is predicted grade A in one of the following subjects: Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or Physical Education (in place of the second Core Science) will be considered for an offer of AAA. Subjects with overlapping content are not normally considered as separate A-levels; Further Mathematics is not considered alongside Mathematics and Human Biology is not considered alongside Biology. We believe that practical skills in the sciences are integral to a candidate s understanding and appreciation of these subjects. Therefore we encourage all applicants to undertake any practical skills assessment if it is available in their qualification. Typical Contextual Offer: AAB-ABB (including specific subjects).

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers with grades AAA-BBB including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry or Two Advanced Highers with grades AA-BB in two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry, plus two additional Highers with grades AA-BB. Students with Highers only with grades AAAAA-AABBB may be considered for the Foundation Year. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C/Intermediate 2 grade C/Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Access to HE Diploma

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances. In general, we require 60 credits overall with 45 graded credits at Level 3, which must include a minimum of 15 credits in Biology and 15 credits in Chemistry. All 45 graded credits must be at Distinction grade. We may also consider applications from applicants whose course has allowed only 12 credits at Level 3 in Biology, with the remaining three credits at Level 3 with Distinction in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

36

36-35 points overall with 6, 6, 6 to 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry (but can include Physics, Geography, Psychology). We will also accept Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches, or Applications and Interpretation.

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

DDD

We consider the National Extended Diploma in Applied Science with grades DDD for entry when it is taken with one science A-level with grade A.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We normally require at least five GCSEs at minimum grade B/6, including English Language and Mathematics. If an applicant has a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics, but has a grade 6 in the other subject, we would advise they still apply. G

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

DD

We consider the National Diploma in Applied Science with grades DD for entry when it is taken with two A-levels including grade A in a science subject and a minimum of grade B in any other subject.

AS

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

Scottish Advanced Higher

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers with grades AAA-BBB including two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry or Two Advanced Highers with grades AA-BB in two science subjects, normally Biology and Chemistry, plus two additional Highers with grades AA-BB. Students with Highers only with grades AAAAA-AABBB may be considered for the Foundation Year. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C/Intermediate 2 grade C/Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D3,M1,M1

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A-level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. We require D2, D3, D3 to D3, M1, M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U, including two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (the Core Sciences). You must have a D3 in one of the Core Science subjects. We will accept D3 in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or Physical Education in place of the second Core Science, provided the other Core Science is at D2 or D3. The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions. For further details, please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk

Extended Project

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview (if applicable). A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and would consider this at grade B or above when taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required). For further details, please contact ug.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk .

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

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate in any subject with grade D for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

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

OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

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

D

We consider the National Foundation Diploma in any subject with grade D for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

We consider all the Cambridge Level 3 Technicals (except the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Certificate) with grade D or above for entry when it is taken with two science A-levels (minimum AB required).

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