In years 1 & 2 you will study a mixture of core and mandatory modules. Some courses are shared with the Psychology BSc and incorporate the British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited curriculum conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for chartered membership of the society. Other modules will develop your understanding of neural science and methods, and build your skills and confidence in statistical analysis and computing using software such as R and Matlab.
You will have the opportunity study abroad for a year, or put your knowledge and skills in practice during a professional placement year. Our unique partnership with South London & Maudsley Hospital (SLaM), and the more than 100 research teams at the IoPPN, from basic and clinical neuroscience, to developmental neurobiology, to neuroimaging and psychiatric research, to neurodevelopmental and age-related disorders, ensure that you will find a placement that meets your interests. In your final year you can choose from an exciting and wide range of optional modules covering all flavours of neuroscience and psychology.
This course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and significant element of directed self-study.
Scheduled learning and teaching (28%) | Independent study (72%) | Placements (0%)
Scheduled learning and teaching (27%) | Independent study (73%) | Placements (0%)
Scheduled learning and teaching (20%) | Independent study (80%) | Placements (0%)
This course is assessed through a combination of coursework – written work and presentations – examinations and, for some optional modules, practical assessment
Written exams (47%) | Practical exams (3%) | Coursework (50%)
Written exams (54%) | Practical exams (0%) | Coursework (46%)
Written exams (55%) | Practical exams (12%) | Coursework (33%)
Teaching for your first two years will be split between Guy’s Campus and Denmark Hill Campus. Students on the four year Neuroscience and Psychology BSc will spend their third year either at a partner institution abroad or on a professional placement. In your final year, you will primarily be based at Denmark Hill, but exact locations will vary according to the optional modules you select.