Research and Professional Skills II: Neuroscience (X2106)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module is designed to develop your independent research skills and understanding of the scientific process.

You will collect data using a range of laboratory techniques or simulations, and apply analytical methods to address specific questions related to Neuroscience.

You’ll undertake mini-projects using computing methods and modelling. This will help to demonstrate the benefits of computer programming for performing research tasks, whilst illustrating the scientific process through an incremental series of experiments.

The Neuroscience activities in this module relate to material covered in other modules, and will equip you with skills needed to carry out research (including your final-year undergraduate project).


25%: Lecture (Lecture, Online lecture)
70%: Practical
5%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Media production, Report, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 21 hours of contact time and about 129 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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: