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Neuroscience BSc Honours

Based at our brand-new West Stand building our Neuroscience degree will open up various stimulating career paths
September 2024
3 years full-time
4 years with a placement
Usually 6 years part-time
£9,250 (UK)*
£16,600 (INT)*
Course leader
Babis Magoulas

Set in cutting-edge bioanalytical facilities our neuroscience degree will give you an opportunity to study and practice your new skills through both on campus and online learning.

Why choose Neuroscience BSc Honours at Middlesex?

Covering everything from human behaviour and molecular neurobiology to psychiatric disorders and neurogenetics, our BSc Neuroscience gives you the specialist skillset to start your career.

What will you gain?

As well as developing an in-depth knowledge of neuroscience, you'll also gain an understanding of the nervous system, the brain, and neurological diseases and disorders.

By the end of the course, you will have developed your cognitive skills and be able to critically evaluate research evidence, solve physiological and clinical problems, appraise and synthesise information, and reflect on your own learning and practice. You'll be able to present and communicate ideas and research projects, along with a wide range of investigative techniques.

You'll gain skills that will be highly valued by employers, including how to work collaboratively, having an autonomous and reflective approach to lifelong learning, the ability to use information technologies, and problem-solving skills.

We have 145 years of experience delivering professional, creative and technical education that prepares our students for success in global careers.

3 great reasons to pick this course

  • 91% of students
    Were positive about the level of support from teaching staff (National Student Survey 2023)
  • New state-of-the-art facilities
    You'll learn by using our new facilities at the StoneX Stadium with specialist spaces, simulation suites, specialist labs and much more
  • Learn cutting edge techniques
    Learn specialist procedures such as psychophysiological monitoring, electroencephalography (EEG) and brain imaging techniques

Global experiences

We offer unique global experiences which could include studying part of your degree abroad and doing a placement or volunteering in another country, as well as many international opportunities in London. You'll build your cultural awareness and understanding and get a competitive edge in the job market. You may even qualify for grant funding under the Turing Scheme. Find out more about how studying at Middlesex will increase your global experience.

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This is a three or four year degree, depending on an optional industry placement year. It can also be studied part-time over six years. The work placement year takes place between the second and third years of the degree. Your full-time study years are structured like this:

Years 1 & 2

The first two years of the course are designed to help you gain a good grasp of the essential skills and theory in cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurological and psychiatric disorders and research.

Year 3

The final year further develops and deepens your understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders, molecular neurobiology and research.

During the last year of the course, you'll also have the opportunity to study a neuroscience topic of your own choice related to the dissertation module. Topics may include neurological pathologies, sports neuroscience and neurorehabilitation. Also, optional modules include studies in the field of either clinical neurophysiology or psychology.

*This course is currently being reviewed. Please check back regularly for changes

  • Year 1

    • Contemporary Neuroscience and Professional Development (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module begins the process of developing the skills required by employers and to become an autonomous and lifelong learner. It also aims to introduce the physical and mathematical principles that underpin the concepts of instrumentation used in neuroscience. A further aim is to provide a forum to explore current trends in neuroscience and their impact on wider society.

    • Introduction to Neurology (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with an appreciation of the pathological processes associated with dysfunction of the nervous system.

    • Fundamental Neuroscience (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module is designed to provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of key concepts and theories related to the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.

    • Mind and Behaviour in Context (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module introduces the diversity and breadth of approaches in the discipline of psychology and the many ways psychologists study the human mind and behaviour. Topical introductions will be provided in selected areas of individual differences, developmental, cognitive, biological, and social psychology. The characteristic approaches adopted within these areas of psychology are explored and you are encouraged to adopt a reflective and critical perspective on the subject matter covered. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to consider both commonalities and diversities in human thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

  • Year 2

    • Neuropharmacology (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide an understanding of the action of therapeutic and recreational drugs on the nervous system. It also provides an appreciation of steps required to develop a new therapeutic drug.

    • Neurophysiology (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims provide you with a solid foundation in neurophysiological recording systems, theory and practice of electroencephalography (EEG) and visual evoked potentials (VEP).

    • Brain, Body and Mind (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module presents an overview of the biological bases of behaviour and the cognitive approach to psychology as well introducing aspects related to individual differences.

    • Research Methods and Statistics (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide students with the skills necessary to plan, implement, analyse and report project-based work, with the focus on preparation for the final year project module. The module also develops core research skills fundamental to a scientific research design, irrespective of discipline. Specific research skills include analytical techniques appropriate to individual programme requirements.

    • Science Innovation (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide students with an insight into the translation of science into real-world solutions and the factors affecting innovation, and knowledge production and transfer. It also aims to give students an understanding of factors influencing the adoption of an innovation and the role played by stakeholders such as companies, consumers, research institutions and governments in the wider innovation system.

  • Year 3

    • Neuroanatomy and Pathology (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide an understanding of the biological basis of electroencephalography (EEG) and pathological processes and the role of EEG in their investigations. The module will also support and develop the work-based training by providing a description of normal and abnormal EEG.

    • Clinical Neurology (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module will build on earlier learning, enabling you to develop a much deeper understanding of neurology. It also provides a basis for an exploration of neurological disorders at neurogenetic, molecular or cellular level, and an appreciation of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in neurology.

    • Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module will build on the skills you have acquired when undertaking the Research Methods and Professional Practice module, and from the knowledge gained throughout the programme. Further development of analysis, critical thinking and scientific literary style will be promoted. You will be enabled to pursue areas of interest in the subject area appropriate to neuroscience and will have the opportunity of gaining increased theoretical and practical knowledge in a chosen specialist field. Personal responsibility for your own learning through self-directed study and supervised preparation will be fostered.

    • Applied Clinical Neurophysiology 2 (30 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to further deepen your understanding of neurophysiological recording systems, theory and practice of electroencephalography (EEG) and visual evoked potentials (VEP). The module will develop your ability to interpret normal and abnormal electroencephalogram. The module also presents an overview of other investigative procedures used in clinical practice.

    • Neuropsychology: The Healthy Brain and what can go wrong with it (15 credits) - Optional

      This module will introduce you to the history, principles and methods of neuropsychology with a particular emphasis on case studies. You'll also explore the causes and symptoms of major neuropsychological disorders of language, vision, memory, emotion, personality, olfaction and development, and the theories accounting for each. The module will demonstrate the extent to which case studies (in combination with data from brain imaging) inform us about the functioning of the healthy brain in these cognitive functions. You'll learn to describe and evaluate how the effects of brain damage are assessed, and develop your critical thinking and oral presentation skills. This module will prepare you for postgraduate study within neuropsychology.

    • Fundamentals of Cognition: Human Memory (15 credits) - Optional

      This module aims to give you a solid foundation in the operations of human memory and is ideally suited to those who enjoyed learning about key principles of how memory works in previous years. This module provides a rich learning opportunity for those with an interest in further study or a research career in cognitive psychology / cognitive neuroscience.

To find out more about this course, please download the Neuroscience BSc Honours specification (PDF).

We review our courses regularly to improve your experience and graduate prospects so modules may be subject to change.

  1. Teaching and independent learning
  2. Coursework and assessment

How can the BSc Neuroscience support your career?

A degree in Neuroscience will give you a wide range of career options. You could pursue a career working in laboratories or as a clinical researcher at a university, research centre or pharmaceutical firm. You could also follow a career into education, such as a clinical scientist working for the NHS or a sales representative for biomedical or bioscience companies.

Further academic study is also an option and you could choose to study a masters or a PhD at universities across the UK or abroad.

Graduate job roles

As well as working in the biomedical field, many of our graduates have gone on to work in fields such as teaching, the public sector and the private sector and business.

Transferable skills

The programme provides fundamental knowledge of therapeutics on neurological conditions, which is required for work in the pharmaceutical industry. The broad, specialised and personal skills gained by this programme can also be applied to a variety of careers in science or non-science sectors.


Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.

Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 10 UK universities for students who want to be CEOs and entrepreneurs (Hitachi, 2021).

MDXcelerator Student Start-Up Support

Want to be your own boss? You'll have the chance to pitch your business to gain mentoring and grants of up to £15,000.

Global network

You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.

Work placements

Placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and those who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.

Our specialist Employability Service and north London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain placement opportunities.

  1. UK entry
  2. International entry
  3. How to apply

These fees are for 2024/25 unless otherwise stated:

UK students1

Full-time: £9,250

Part-time: £77 per taught credit

International students2

Full-time students: £16,600

Part-time students: £138 per taught credit

Additional costs

The following study tools are included in your fees:

  • Free access to the resources, learning materials and software you need to succeed on your course
  • Free laptop loans for up to 24 hours
  • Free printing for academic paperwork
  • Free online training with LinkedIn Learning.
  • Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and bursaries

To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:

  • MDX Excellence Scholarship offers grants of up to £2,000 per year for UK students
  • Regional or International Merit Awards which reward International students with up to £2,000 towards course fees
  • Student Starter Kit. Get help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad. Find out about our MDX Student Starter Kit.

Find out more about undergraduate funding and all of our scholarships and bursaries.

Fees disclaimers

1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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