University Of Edinburgh Neuroscience

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University Of Edinburgh Neuroscience

University Of Edinburgh Neuroscience

BSc Neuroscience

UCAS code: B140

Duration: 4 years

Delivery: Full-time

School: Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences

College: Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Introducing BSc NeuroscienceNeuroscience is the study of the nervous system, how the brain works and how cells interact to control behaviour.

Research in neuroscience is aimed at better understanding the structure of the nervous system, how it works, develops, malfunctions, and how it can be manipulated.

Research is aimed at developing more effective treatment of diseases such as stroke, neurodegenerative disease, mental illness, cancer, toxicity and trauma.

Entry requirements

Typical offerThe typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAB by the end of S5 or AAAA/AAABB in S4-S6.
  • A Levels: AAB in one sitting.
  • IB: 36 points overall with HL Grade 6 Biology and Chemistry.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible. National 5: Mathematics at Grade B. English at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB, in one sitting, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6 and English at Grade C or 4.
  • IB: Overall score of 32 points, including HL Biology and Chemistry, one at Grade 5 and one at Grade 6. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. SL: English at Grade 4 and Mathematics at SL Grade 4. If you are using English /English Language at SL as part of the English language requirement, you must obtain Grade 5.