Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 30/06/2020
College College Life and Env Sci
School School of Psychology
Department School of Psychology
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title Intercalated BSc Human Neuroscience Full-time
Programme Code 361D
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 1 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This programme will involve research-led learning and teaching in which students will gain a broad, fundamental and practical education in the discipline of neuroscience The aims of the programme are:
  • To equip students with a basic understanding of Neuroscience, and a competence in relevant scientific methods
  • To equip students with an awareness of key issues, controversies and developments in the field of Neuroscience.
  • To provide opportunities for in depth study of optional specialised topics which are at the cutting edge of research.
  • To foster a sense of excitement in Neuroscience as an approach to understanding the brain and behaviour
  • To provide training in research methods leading to competence in research design, data collection, analysis, statistics, interpretation and report writing,
  • To develop basic transferable , intellectual, interpersonal and practical skills
  • To produce skilled and motivated graduates who are suitably prepared for further study or for employment within or outside their field
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Basic knowledge of the core areas in neuroscience: Structure and Function of the Brain, Neuroanatomy, Synapses and Transduction, neuropharmacology, genetics, Systems Neuroscience, Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience.
The principal theoretical underpinnings and approaches to the study of neuroscience
The existing scholarship in neuroscience and an understanding of the relevance of Neuroscience knowledge to applied problems in areas such as human health and disease
How to carry out an extensive piece of independent empirical research including how to: define a research problem, formulate testable hypotheses, choose appropriate methodologies, plan and carry out a study efficiently, discuss findings in terms of previous research, evaluate limitations of methodologies and analyses employed.
A more limited number of specialised areas of psychology at a deeper level which are at the cutting edge of research
seminars, workshops, lectures, private directed study
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and may include: Examinations, coursework, presentations, written reports, peer assessed group work.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
To be able to communicate effectively with neuroscientists and non- neuroscientists and demonstrate on the spot knowledge of current activity in the field of neuroscience in its broadest sense
Use of computers for word processing, data management, and statistical analysis and use the internet as a learning, research and communication tool.
To retrieve and organise primary source material, viewing it analytically and subjecting it to critical evaluation, integrating different perspectives on issues and problems, prior to drawing conclusions
To undertake self directed study and project management in order to meet desired objectives
To work productively with others on tasks involving neuroscience while also developing the necessary skills to work independently
To apply subject specific understanding to familiar and unfamiliar problems
the development of skills to work independently are embedded in most aspects of the programme but note that practical classes and some tutorial tasks in research methods requires group work
embedded in all assessments within the programme