Neuroscience BSc (Hons) 2021 entry
The BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience explores the interface between psychology and neurobiology and how the brain and the rest of the nervous system work in both health and disease. In your studies, you will be introduced to:
- molecular, cellular and physiological processes
- cellular and applied neurobiology
- pharmacology and neurochemistry
- cognitive and behavioural neuroscience
- clinical psychology.
During your degree, you will receive first-hand research experience in state-of-the-art neuroscience teaching facilities. You will be encouraged to explore a number of different research topics from neurological disorders and drug addictions to motor control and learning processes.
Neuroscience (anatomy and physiology) at St Andrews was ranked first in Scotland by the Complete University Guide 2021. The School of Psychology and Neuroscience was ranked first in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2021.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
Research within the School of Psychology and Neuroscience was ranked second in Scotland by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework with 84% of the research rated world-leading and internationally excellent.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Find out more about studying neuroscience at St Andrews.
“I have been able to take a breadth of classes, in other Schools too, allowing me to learn a wide range of different skills. The class size is small, so we are personally guided through the course while also being challenged to think independently.”
Matthew (County Down, Northern Ireland)