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.


56%: Lecture
44%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical, Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Test)

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.