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Neuroscience and Psychology BSc

UCAS code: C845, C846 (with year abroad), C847 (with professional placement year)

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Our Neuroscience & Psychology BSc program cuts across disciplinary boundaries to provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need to understand the workings of the brain and the relationship between mental and neural processes in health and disease. Offered by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), the premier centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe, it emphasizes research-led teaching and provides an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from the expertise of world leading experts and state of the art facilities.

Key benefits

  • You will study in a multidisciplinary environment, learning from and working with world leading experts in neuroscience and psychology
  • You will develop knowledge across disciplines and levels of analysis, from cells and molecules to cognitive and cultural processes
  • You will be trained in the latest technological and methodological developments in cognitive, systems and computational neuroscience
  • You will develop the computational, statistical and analytical skills required to work with complex neuroscientific data
  • You will develop the skills and mind-set required for working with people from diverse scientific backgrounds
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a year’s professional placement or a year abroad. This year is subject to achieving a certain grade point average and being accepted at a partner institution
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Being taught by world-class lecturers, having access to world-leading research facilities and partaking innovative modules - there is no better place to study.

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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 flavors of neuroscience and psychology Teaching This course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and significant element of directed self-study. Year 1 Scheduled learning and teaching (28%) | Independent study (72%) | Placements (0%)  Year 2  Scheduled learning and teaching (27%) | Independent study (73%) | Placements (0%)  Year 3 Scheduled learning and teaching (20%) | Independent study (80%) | Placements (0%)  Assessment Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying, the primary methods of assessment for this course is through written coursework, presentations (both individual and group), examinations and practical assessments. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

Course Aims

  • 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.

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional accredited internships

On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake an accredited internship module (subject to availability), supported by Internship Convenors in your department and King’s Careers & Employability who will support you in navigating your career journey and through online learning and content designed to aide you in sourcing your own internship

Find out more about Internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Grade A in at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Subjects must include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology at grade A. NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level with at least two Higher Level subjects at 6 in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology. Note the total IB point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Mathematics at GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent) is required.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

We are looking for intellectually curious and open-minded students who relish the opportunity of studying with some of the world's most distinguished academics in the field. You must be of the highest intellectual calibre, and we are looking for a commitment to embrace the challenge of a truly cosmopolitan education. The key criterion for entry is academic ability, but we will also be looking for evidence of your motivation to study, your communication skills, your enthusiasm for making connections between disciplines, and your understanding of the programme.

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Work
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Practical assessment

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Neuroscience & Psychology BSc graduates can follow a variety of careers, within scientific research and beyond. You will develop wide-ranging knowledge of human behaviour and the nervous system, a thorough grounding in experimental research methods in psychological and neural sciences, training in some of the latest technological and methodological approaches in cognitive and systems neuroscience and the computational, statistical and analytic skills required to  work with complex and big data. You will develop the mind-set required for project-based interdisciplinary team-work, be comfortable working across levels of analysis, from cells and molecules to cognitive and cultural processes, and will develop problem solving and effective communication skills.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Scientific research and teaching in neuroscience and psychology
  • Further study in order to become a forensic, educational or clinical psychologist.
  • Pharmaceutical industry and Drug Development, Biotechnology
  • Science communication, museum work and public engagement

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • You can also expect to pay for:
  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • DBS checks
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • graduation costs.
  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. For students spending their third year on a professional placement or studying abroad, King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King’s tuition fees.
  • At present these are as follows:
  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • EU students studying for a semester abroad - £6,167
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • NB: EU students will be liable for the same study abroad tuition fees as Home (UK) students in 2019/20. However, this may be subject to change in subsequent years. The Government is expected to announce changes regarding EU student tuition fees in September 2018.
  • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

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 flavors of neuroscience and psychology Teaching This course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and significant element of directed self-study. Year 1 Scheduled learning and teaching (28%) | Independent study (72%) | Placements (0%)  Year 2  Scheduled learning and teaching (27%) | Independent study (73%) | Placements (0%)  Year 3 Scheduled learning and teaching (20%) | Independent study (80%) | Placements (0%)  Assessment Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying, the primary methods of assessment for this course is through written coursework, presentations (both individual and group), examinations and practical assessments. The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

Course Aims

  • 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.

Base campus

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional accredited internships

On this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake an accredited internship module (subject to availability), supported by Internship Convenors in your department and King’s Careers & Employability who will support you in navigating your career journey and through online learning and content designed to aide you in sourcing your own internship

Find out more about Internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Grade A in at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Subjects must include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology at grade A. NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level with at least two Higher Level subjects at 6 in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology. Note the total IB point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Mathematics at GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent) is required.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

We are looking for intellectually curious and open-minded students who relish the opportunity of studying with some of the world's most distinguished academics in the field. You must be of the highest intellectual calibre, and we are looking for a commitment to embrace the challenge of a truly cosmopolitan education. The key criterion for entry is academic ability, but we will also be looking for evidence of your motivation to study, your communication skills, your enthusiasm for making connections between disciplines, and your understanding of the programme.

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Work
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Practical assessment

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Neuroscience & Psychology BSc graduates can follow a variety of careers, within scientific research and beyond. You will develop wide-ranging knowledge of human behaviour and the nervous system, a thorough grounding in experimental research methods in psychological and neural sciences, training in some of the latest technological and methodological approaches in cognitive and systems neuroscience and the computational, statistical and analytic skills required to  work with complex and big data. You will develop the mind-set required for project-based interdisciplinary team-work, be comfortable working across levels of analysis, from cells and molecules to cognitive and cultural processes, and will develop problem solving and effective communication skills.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Scientific research and teaching in neuroscience and psychology
  • Further study in order to become a forensic, educational or clinical psychologist.
  • Pharmaceutical industry and Drug Development, Biotechnology
  • Science communication, museum work and public engagement

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £28,050 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • You can also expect to pay for:
  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • DBS checks
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • graduation costs.
  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. For students spending their third year on a professional placement or studying abroad, King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King’s tuition fees.
  • At present these are as follows:
  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • EU students studying for a semester abroad - £6,167
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • NB: EU students will be liable for the same study abroad tuition fees as Home (UK) students in 2019/20. However, this may be subject to change in subsequent years. The Government is expected to announce changes regarding EU student tuition fees in September 2018.
  • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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