University of Bristol

Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing areas in biomedical sciences. You will join our final year students and be introduced to discoveries that have transformed our understanding of the brain and the nervous system and helped to develop new treatments for disorders which affect millions of people. The course will develop your practical experience as well as your critical thinking and report-writing skills, all invaluable for your future career as a doctor, dentist or vet.

All students take the Concepts and Skills unit, which is designed to help you further develop the key skills you will need to succeed on the course. There is a significant focus on statistics as well experimental design, data handling and how to tackle data interpretation questions. You will also learn to critically analyse, interpret and write about scientific papers.

You will also choose three further units from a range of options.

All students produce a substantial piece of original research, presenting the findings in a dissertation and an oral presentation. Options include:

  • an experimental project, which may be based in the lab within an active research group, or may have a clinical or data-analysis focus, led by one of the school’s academic staff
  • a literature-based project in which you will produce a detailed review that proposes a programme of further research
  • a teaching project in which you might assess current teaching methods and materials on the University’s science courses, or develop a new teaching programme in partnership with science teachers at a local secondary school

Entry requirements

You can study a BSc after two or more years of study on your professional programme. Please refer to the admissions statement on our intercalation website for full guidance on how your application will be assessed.

Closing date

The closing date for applications will be advised on the University of Bristol Intercalated degrees website.