48 months
19700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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By choosing Neuroscience (Hons) programme at Aston University, Birmingham, you’ll study with leading academics to ask the big questions about our brains, and what happens to the nervous system when people have neurological, psychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders.

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The Neuroscience (Hons) programme at Aston University differs from many undergraduate neuroscience courses in the UK, with a key focus on acquiring practical skills - an advantage that will set you apart from the graduate crowd.

You’ll work closely with active neuroscience researchers working on ground-breaking projects and study a range of modules designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of brain function.

During the course you will get the opportunity to:

  • Learn pharmacology through tissue bath experiments.
  • Perform EEG and EMG recordings and analyse the data with research-grade tools.
  • Undertake complex brain-slice recordings to discover how drugs work and how our brains are organised and function.
  • Explore how natural toxins and nerve agents are used in the research lab to discover how our brain cells talk to each other.
  • Discover more about the major diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
  • Hear from leading clinicians in our guest lectures.
  • Understand how research conducted at Aston University into areas like Parkinson’s, autism, dyslexia, epilepsy and developmental cognitive neuroscience is impacting the wider field of study.

Career prospects

Studying neuroscience opens up a huge range of opportunities for graduates in the UK and internationally. This includes clinical neurophysiology, applied research in academia and industry, as well as undertaking roles in big data and artificial inelegance, policy and funding, patent law, medical writing, and postgrad medicine.

  • Our industry links and placement opportunities will provide you with the skills, know-how and experience to be successful in:
  • academia (research and teaching)
  • clinical sciences
  • biotechnology and contract research
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • neuropsychology and psychiatry
  • regulatory affairs, policy and research administration
  • science communication, museum work and public engagement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Psychology and the Brain
  • Neuroscience Practicals 
  • Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics for Neuroscience
  • Key Skills in Neurosciences 
  • Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Five GCSEs which must include Maths and English Language all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key skills or Functional skills in place of these.
  • BBB in three A Level subjects, which must include one science from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics.
  • BBC in three A Level subjects, which must include one science from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics plus B in an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Core Maths.
  • BCC in three A Level subjects which must include one science from: Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics for contextual offer students.*

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19700 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
  • International/EU students During placement year: £2,500

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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