Neuroscience Degree

The undergraduate neuroscience degree is taught within the School of Biology and the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. The course provides a broad perspective on neuroscience, including cellular and molecular neuroscience, behavioural, developmental and cognitive neuroscience, perception and clinical neuropsychology. The degree is highly interdisciplinary and provides students with practical experience, a breadth of perspective and the ability to tailor the later part of the degree according the student’s interests.

Current core modules for this degree are listed below:

First year – Biology I (BL1101),  Biology 2 (BL1102), Psychology I (PS1001) and Psychology II (PS1002).

Second year – Cell Structure and Function (BL2101) and either Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BL2104) or Comparative Physiology (BL2106) PLUS Psychology I (PS2001) and Psychology II (PS2002).

Third year – Neuroscience (PN3313) and Pharmacology (PN3312) PLUS Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience (PS3035) and Perception (PS3037)/Cognition (PS3038).  Additional credits required can be gained in modules such as Membranes and Cell Communication (BL3303),  Animal Behaviour (BL3319), Assessment in Clinical Psychology (PS3032),  Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology (PS3036) and Developmental Psychology (PS3033).

Fourth year – students will undertake a practical project in the School of Biology or School of Psychology and Neuroscience, in addition to choosing from a range of specialist seminar-based modules, including, for example, Neurodegeneration and Aging (PN4230), Neuromodulation (PN4231), Motoneurons from Physiology to Pathology (PN4235), Synaptic Transmission (PN4231), Behavioural Neuroscience (PS4071), Neural Modelling (PS4066), The Psychology of Visual Art (PS4084) and The Origins and Evolution of Mind Reading (PS4086).

For further information, contact the Neuroscience degree co-ordinator and Neuroscience admissions officer, Dr Wenchang Li (wl21@st-andrews.ac.uk).