Queen Mary University of London Neuroscience

Queen Mary University of London Neuroscience

Queen Mary University of London Neuroscience


B140 BSc (Hons) 3 years



Remarkable advances in neuroscience make it one of the fastest growing areas in biomedical sciences.  Neuroscience is dramatically improving our understanding of the human nervous system, and most notably, the brain.   You will get a strong foundation in biomedical science provided by core modules during the first two years, studying topics including:

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology

Third year students will have the opportunity to undertake their own laboratory-based research project or join and work with an existing research group at QMUL.

This programme is co-taught by Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, bringing together core strengths and giving students access to a wide range of facilities.

Both schools offer students educational and academic excellence in neuroscience. From cellular and molecular neuroscience to comparative, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, this programme delivers a wide range of research and educational expertise.

Research and teaching

By choosing to study at a Russell Group university, you will have access to excellent teaching and top class research. You will be taught by staff who are actively involved in research, who are enthusiastic about their subjects and sharing their knowledge with you.

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences both have a long-history of making ground-breaking research discoveries and of sharing these exciting findings with their students:

  • Sir David Attenborough has been to visit our naked mole rats, which have resistance to some cancers and can live for up to 30 years.
  • Sir John Vane, who founded Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute, is credited with discovering how aspirin and similar drugs produced their effects
  • Our Barts Pathology Museum is home to 5,000 medical specimens, including the skull of the only man to assassinate a British Prime Minister in 1812. John Bellingham was hanged, and then anatomised by medical students.

The IBIS-I trial (International Breast Cancer Intervention Study), led by Queen Mary University of London and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that the drug tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly a third for 20 years.