“My research is in signal analysis. If adopted, detection at an early stage will mean patients can gain a better quality of life.” Marc Rayan, Course leader
Neuroscience is concerned with investigations of the central and peripheral nervous system. Our specialist degree prepares you for a rewarding research career in human neurosciences, investigating pathological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
The research conducted by medical physiologists informs healthcare scientists in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of neurological conditions. You will graduate from our degree armed with expert knowledge of normal and abnormal physiology and the skills to carry out a range of investigative techniques in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
Please Note: this programme will not lead to a qualification as a Healthcare Scientist (Cardiac Physiologist/Neuro Physiologist). For further information please follow the links below:
Our degree is the ideal step towards postgraduate study, which includes taking a diploma, masters or PhD in a relevant science discipline. This can lead to a career in the NHS as a clinical physiologist, healthcare scientist, physiotherapist, nurse or medical doctor. Fast-track training programmes are available for many NHS professions.
This degree is also an excellent grounding for a variety of careers within research, academia and teaching (within a school, college or university); science communications (journalism or publishing); and scientific sales and marketing (specialising in diagnostic equipment).
Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a variety of assessment methods, including peer presentations, laboratory reports, practical examinations, online quizzes, unseen theory examinations and assessment of clinical practice.
You can find out more about teaching and assessment in the programme specification.
We accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please refer to the table below for our typical offers for this course.
Typical offers for this course:
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DBS (formerly CRB) and health clearances are also required, which must be achieved before the start of the placement. Students do not pay for the DBS and health checks. Students, who do not get either a DBS or health clearance, will be allowed to transfer to another degree, e.g. biomedical science.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
On graduation, you can either continue your studies at postgraduate level by taking a diploma, masters or PhD or seek employment in a variety of careers.
A graduate can undertake further studies for a career in the NHS as a clinical physiologist, healthcare scientist, physiotherapist, nurse or medical doctor. Fast-track training programmes are available for many NHS professions.
A career in education at a school, college or university is also an option. Other science related careers include research and development industry or academia, science communication journalism or publishing, and scientific sales and marketing in particular diagnostic equipment.
“My research is in the area of signal analysis. One example of this involves recording electrical signals from the brain or spinal cord and analysing them with the aim of increasing their diagnostic potential. As a result of this work, we should start to see more effective early diagnosis of various conditions.
“An application of this is in liver disease, where toxins are released from the liver and enter the brain causing neurological symptoms, often before there are any other manifestations of the disease. This research is ongoing but if adopted, detection at an early stage will mean patients can gain a better quality of life sooner.”