Neuroscience is the science of the brain and how it functions - both in healthy and diseased scenarios

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Neuroscience

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


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Degree Overview

Our neuroscience degree explores behavioural neuroscience, including neuro-degenerative disease. It looks at the pharmacology of neuroscience, including anaesthesia and analgesia, the drugs that control consciousness and perception of pain.

These will give you an understanding of how biomedical innovations are explored and developed from initial concept to their application.

You will learn key theories – from molecular level to full body systems – to understand the field as a whole.

Your first two years will cover genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes.

You’ll develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later on in your course.

You can pick modules that interest you and also transfer to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules.

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  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Life Science.
  • If you do not meet our academic grade requirements for your chosen course, we can offer you an alternative route to begin your studies. Our international incorporated degrees will develop your subject knowledge, academic English and university level study skills.

Why Study this Degree

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

Specific career paths for neuroscience graduates include academic research in universities institutes and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Opportunities also exist in medical/scientific information, the media, and publishing.

A degree in Neuroscience, in common with many other Life Science degrees, can also provide a qualification for graduate entry to Medicine or Dentistry.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.