Our courses will provide you with a thorough training in modern experimental techniques and give you a range of transferable skills. The first year will provide a general foundation in aspects of molecular biology, genetics and physiology together with biochemistry and neuroscience-specific modules. The following years will provide an in-depth study through modules covering a wide range of topics related to the degree being taken.
In the latest (2014) Research Excellence Framework, 95% of our research work was recognised as having international significance.
We adjoin the 1,400-bed Nottingham University Hospital, enabling collaboration with clinical departments, and are linked to University Park Campus by a footbridge. All degree courses have input from other schools in the University, including chemistry, pharmacy and psychology as well as several clinical departments.
BSc or MSci?
The BSc is a three-year course and the MSci is a four-year course. Both are designed to provide appropriate training for a future career in scientific research, such as in the pharmaceutical industry or in an academic environment.
The third year of the MSci is completed on an assessed research placement outside the University, either in industry or as part of an exchange scheme abroad.
For all students, the final year is spent doing a laboratory-based project together with modules in specialist areas of clinical and experimental neuroscience.
Assessment is through exams, coursework and research projects. The first year is a qualifying year, which you have to pass but which doesn't count towards your degree classification. Marks obtained in the following years make up your final degree grade.
Visit our school website for more details on how you will study.