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BSc (Hons)Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

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This exciting interdisciplinary degree course considers how the structure and function of the brain gives rise to mental processes while it interacts with its physical, social, and cultural environment. Cognitive and clinical neuroscience blends theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of psychology with neuroscience, and overlaps with other psychological disciplines including physiological, cognitive and clinical psychology, developmental science and psychopharmacology, as well as neuroanthropology.

This unique course places a particular focus on brain-behaviour relationships, by bringing together evidence from molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain injury studies and neurological illness, and also looks at developmental and cognitive aspects. It explores a wide range of research-based and clinically relevant methodologies including brain imaging, computational modelling and comparative cognition (considering evolutionary and developmental approaches).

During your degree, you will consider all aspects of cognitive functioning, from learning, memory and language through to concepts such as intelligence, decision-making, creativity and consciousness. The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to develop a career across a vast range of highly sought after employment areas, including academic research, clinical psychology, experimental research, IT and neuropsychology. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

In the first year (Level 4) of the degree, you will gain core skills in psychology, as identified by the British Psychological Association for chartered membership. In the second and third years of the degree (Levels 5 and 6), you will enrol on core and option modules from a range of cognitive and clinical disciplines.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory work, supported by online material and periods of independent study.

Assessment methods may include exams, in-class tests, essays, oral and poster presentations, debates, case studies, and laboratory, practical and technical reports.

Career opportunities

Our Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience BSc Honours course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body that oversees psychology in the United Kingdom. Providing you meet the minimum standard of a lower 2nd class honours level you are eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) membership of the BPS. GBC is the first stage necessary for becoming a chartered practitioner in the areas of Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Occupational Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Psychology. Some of our graduates also go on to pursue a career in research (via an MSc/PhD), teaching, as well as working in clinical institutions, Human Resources, Law and Marketing and Business.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States