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Neuroscience (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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3 years
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About this course

Explore all aspects of the nervous system - from the molecular to the behavioural. On this 3-year Neuroscience degree you’ll discover the processes behind neurological disorders and study the wider aspects of physiology, pharmacology and the immune system.

Understanding the human nervous system is one of science’s greatest challenges, with the prevention of neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and of mental illnesses being a priority for society. Neuroscientists are needed to address these challenges.

On this programme you will:

  • study in the Life Sciences building, a state-of-the-art laboratory, teaching and research space
  • undertake independent projects on a neuroscience topic
  • study with the support of leading researchers

You will also have the opportunity to:

This course is intended to give you the means to pursue multiple research career opportunities, whether it’s in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries, or roles in education, communication and management.

You’ll also be ideally positioned to pursue further study.

Practicals which use animals or their tissues are an important part of the course. These practicals follow ethical policies and we'll make adjustments for you if you have valid concerns about taking part.

Foundation year

If you have not studied the required A-level subjects for this course, you can apply for our Science Foundation Year.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


This new programme has an interim Royal Society of Biology accreditation until the first group of students graduate. All students who complete the course will be awarded full accreditation.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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