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Neuroscience Intercalated BSc

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Overview

The one-year Neuroscience Intercalated BSc combines lectures, seminars and a strong focus on research projects to provide you with a wide-ranging, accelerated exploration of the major topics in the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience.

For more information, including details on how to apply, see our Intercalated BSc pages.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • One-year course leading to intercalated BSc

  • Strong focus on research skills

  • Europe's largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education

  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and researchers

  • A contemporary approach to the study of neuroscience, reflecting state-of-the-art research techniques and models

Key information

UCAS code N/A

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

Department Department of Neuroscience

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Description

How the brain functions is one of the great questions in science, and how to fix it when it goes wrong is one of the great challenges for humanity. Our intercalated Neuroscience BSc course will give you an insight into how medical science is attempting to address this challenge. You will look in detail at the nervous system and its function, development and disease. You will benefit from lectures and seminars delivered by experts from departments within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine (FoLSM), as well as visiting lecturers from outside the college, many of whom are the leaders in their fields.

There are three pathways to achieving your intercalated Neuroscience BSc: a Laboratory-based research option; a Neuroscience and Neuropsychology option, which includes a research project; and a library-based research project option, which offers a greater range and flexibility of lecture-based modules, including a module on research project design and/or a laboratory practical module.

 

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work. The course also requires a significant element of self-study.

Seminars & Tutorials

Practicals/Lab Work

Private Study

21 hours

99 hours

120 hours

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.  

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practicals and examination.

 

Written Examinations

Coursework

Practical

33%

54%

13%

 

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.  

 

Location

This course is primarily taught at our King's College London Guy’s and Waterloo Campuses, both on the South Bank of the Thames, putting you at the heart of everything London has to offer in terms of academic resources and also close to its social and entertainment attractions.

 See our full list of intercalated courses here.

 

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules.  You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.  This is a one year course.  

There are three possible pathways:

Option A: Developmental Neuroscience/Systems Neuroscience/ Neurodegeneration – with the emphasis on laboratory-based research.

Option B: Neuroscience and Neuropsychology – includes a psychology research project.

Option C: A library-based research project – a broader range of lecture-based modules, with options to study the conduct of research and undertake laboratory practicals.

 

 

Required Modules

Option ADevelopmental Neuroscience/SystemsNeuroscience/ Neurodegeneration – with the emphasis on laboratory-based research.

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Laboratory-based Research Project in Neuroscience (45 credits)

  • Principles of Neurobiological Research (15 credits)

 

Option BNeuroscience and Neuropsychology – includes a psychology research project

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Cognitive Neuropsychology (30 credits)

  • Research Methods and Statistics Psychology Project (30 credits)

You are required to take one of the following modules:

  • Cellular and Systems Neuroscience (30 credits)

  • Memory Mechanisms in Health and Disease (15 credits)

 

Option C: A library-based research project – a broader range of lecture-based modules, with options to study the conduct of research and undertake laboratory practicals.

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Literature based Research Project in the Neurosciences (15 credits)   

and/or

  • Project Design in Neuroscience (30 credits)

 

Optional Modules
Option ADevelopmental Neuroscience/SystemsNeuroscience/ Neurodegeneration – with the emphasis on laboratory-based research.
You are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:
  • Developmental Neurobiology (30 credits) and Cellular & Systems Neuroscience (30 credits)

  • Developmental Neurobiology (30 credits) and Mechanisms of Development (30 credits)

  • Developmental Neurobiology (30 credits) and Memory Mechanisms in Health & Disease (15 credits) and Imaging the Brain Reading the Mind (15 credits)

  • Perspectives on Pain & Nervous System Disorders (30 credits) and Cellular & Systems Neuroscience (30 credits)

  • Perspectives on Pain & Nervous System Disorders (30 credits) and Mechanisms of Development (30 credits)


Option B
Neuroscience and Neuropsychology – includes a psychology research project
Take sufficient credits to bring your total for the year to 120, from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Pharmacology of Neurological & Psychiatric Disease (15 credits)

  • Neuroendocrinology (15 credits)

  • Imaging the Brain, Reading the Mind (15 credits)

Option C: A library-based research project 
Take sufficient credits to bring your total for the year to 120, from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Cellular & Systems Neuroscience (30 credits)

  • Cellular Basis of Drug Dependence (30 credits)

  • Neuroendocrinology (15 credits)

  • Developmental Neurobiology (30 credits)

  • Mechanisms of Development (30 credits)

  • Behavioural Sciences (15 credits)

  • Perspectives on Pain & Nervous System Disorders (30 credits)

  • Pharmacology of Neurological & Psychiatric Disease (15 credits)

  • Experimental Topics in Neuroscience (15 credits)

  • Memory Mechanisms in Health & Disease (15 credits)

  • Imaging the Brain, Reading the Mind (15 credits)

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

Entry requirements

 

Required subjects

This BSc accepts Medical, Dental and Veterinary students.

Further information and other requirements

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Selection procedure

Application deadline:

King's students:  18th February 2019   
Non-King's students: 4th March 2019   

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year is £25,500 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/expenses

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

  • Alternative venue examination fees

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 

  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 

  • Graduation costs

  • Library fees and fines 

  • Personal photocopies 

  • Printing course handouts 

  • Society membership fees 

  • Stationery 

  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Please see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

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