University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a World Top 100 University. You’ll be taught by leading scientists and clinicians who directly inform the curriculum from their new and exciting research. With state-of-the-art clinical facilities and infrastructure, we promote an environment that encourages and advances research with real-world impact. At Leeds, we want to help aspiring students tap into their potential. We are committed to attracting future leading researchers, like you.

Home to our tight-knit community of students from around the world, the Leeds campus offers a warm welcome and boasts superb extra-curricular opportunities. Along-side our stimulating academic environment, you’ll also have the chance to expand your personal interests and to sample life in a dynamic and diverse city.

Intercalating is your chance to discover what interests you both personally and professionally. It’s an opportunity to take stock, look beyond the core medical curriculum and turn your attention to specialist skills and topics. Intercalating in Neuroscience in Relation to Medicine is an investment in your future career. With us, you will develop the transferable skills you need to help you complete your medical degree, and enter your chosen field.

Our Course

The aims of the intercalated BSc in Neuroscience are to teach you how the brain functions, from the level of single neurones to complex networks and systems, both in health and disease and the drugs used to treat these disorders. It will stand you in excellent stead for your future career, whatever branch of medicine you choose to specialise in.

You’ll be taught by active researchers, with world-class expertise in their fields. Much of the content will be at the cutting edge of scientific investigation and relevant to the elucidation and treatment of a variety of disease states affecting the nervous system.

opics covered include Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, neuronal networks, psychopharmacology, the neural basis of cognitive behaviours such as emotion and many more. You will gain an understanding of these topics from a pharmacological, neuroanatomical, physiological and molecular biological viewpoint.

The course will:

  • provide you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the major areas of neuroscience, with a detailed appreciation of some specialist areas
  • provide you with knowledge of current neuroscience techniques and methodologies, with hands on practical experience of some of these
  • require you to undertake an individual research project
  • provide opportunities to develop competency in transferable skills, including the ability to analyse, interpret and evaluate data; acquire and integrate information, and use information to solve problems
  • provide appropriate support and guidance
  • provide high quality learning resources to support the objectives of the course.

Entry requirements

Medical students from other universities may apply for entry to intercalated undergraduate (BSc/BA) programmes of study offered at Leeds; please review individual course entry requirements.

Closing date

Midnight 30th January 2022