Introduction to Neuroscience (C1097)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

In this module, you gain a historic overview of how neuroscience and the understanding of how the brain works developed over the centuries.

Fundamental knowledge about neuronal activity and the outline of the nervous system will be discussed but the overarching goal of the module will be to demonstate the role of neuroscience as a core discipline in a wide variety of scientific fields.

In your lectures, you study selected topics on the forefront of modern neuroscience including:

  • fMRI and synaptic imaging
  • modelling and artificial manipulation of neurons and circuits.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 160 hours of work. This breaks down into about 34 hours of contact time and about 126 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: