Keele University Neuroscience

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Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major

Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time

Location of study: Keele University campusSubject Area:Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Explore the mystery of the human brain: the central nervous system, the impact of drugs upon it, and the molecular biology of diseases and disorders of the brain.

Study Neuroscience at Keele and you’ll learn how the brain works – andwhy it sometimes doesn’t. You’ll discover how we learn and remember, how our brains control our body, and how the brain regenerates and repairs itself. You could study interesting disciplines such as neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology and neuropathology. Single honours Neuroscience enables you to focus your studies on an in-depth coverage of a wide range of Neuroscience topics. If you choose dual honours Neuroscience you will combine the key principals of Neuroscience with the ability to choose specific areas of the subject that may interest you. Working in diverse ways, including in our superb labs, you’ll develop your independent research skills as you learn to acquire, interpret and analyse data from multiple sources. You’ll also understand how neuroscience can help us understand medical problems and improve the quality of life.

Skills and careers

What will this mean for my future?

Your degree will open up exciting careers in sectors as varied as healthcare, scientific
research, pharmacology, IT, publishing and more. You might choose to work as a
research scientist in academia or the drug industry, or work as a clinical neuroscientist in the hospital sector. With or without further study, you might go on to become a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, pharmacologist or systems analyst. If you choose to do a four year course, with a year’s industrial placement, you’ll have the added benefit of significant work experience to offer to employers.