Old Aberdeen Campus
Neuroscience is the study of nerve cells and how they work together. By unravelling the mysteries of normal brain function, Neuroscience promotes our understanding of the devastating neurodegenerative illnesses of the brain which afflict the lives of so many people.
Year 1: Introduction to Medical Sciences; Introductory Psychology 1 and 2; Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 and 2; The Cell.
Year 2: Physiology of Human Cells; Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences; Advanced Psychology A and B: Concepts and Theory; Physiology of Human Organ Systems; Research Skills for Medical Sciences.
Year 3: Perception; Biological Psychology; Neurophysiology Research Topics; Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology; Cognitive Neuroscience.
Year 4: Brain Function and Malfunction; Advanced Molecules, Membranes and Cells; Developmental Neuroscience; Neuroscience Research Project – the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge laboratory-based or literature-based scientific research.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) including 2 maths or science subjects by end of S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and another maths or science subject at AB or BA.
Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.
Life Sciences and Medicine