University of Leicester
Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) MBiolSci
University of Leicester

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Medical Sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of biomedical sciences (non-specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26000 £24000 £30500
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £31000 £20500 - £31000 £25000 - £39500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Medical Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24274 £28418 £35294
25-75 percentile range £20642 - £27564 £21711 - £37232 £27687 - £46729

Course Description

Computers are powerful machines, but no computer is more powerful or complex than the human brain. Studying neuroscience will reveal how brains and nervous systems work in animals, including humans – and what happens when something goes wrong.

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system: the brain and the vast number of essential functions that it controls including learning, memory, sensation, motor control and human behaviour. On this course, you will work alongside leading neuroscientists who are investigating some of the most important questions in neuroscience research in order to gain insight into the mechanisms of human neurological disease. You will also gain a broad understanding of fundamental biological processes, while developing analytical skills and gaining experience in handling complex information. By studying neuroscience alongside options in other biological sciences, you will be able to apply your knowledge across the boundaries of traditional disciplines and gain a valuable and powerful asset in scientific environments and in many other walks of life.

The first three years of this course are identical to the Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc, including the option to spend a Year in Industry or a Year Abroad between Years 2 and 3. Your fourth year then lets you focus on refining your research and lab skills - while also putting into practice your employability skills - by conducting a research project in one of six specialist areas.

The analytical and critical skills you acquire by studying an MBiolSci in Biological Sciences are particularly valued by PhD supervisors, researchers and employers in non-scientific fields.

What's the difference? At the University of Leicester, we offer seven Biological Science subjects and four Medical Bioscience subjects, all as both BSc (three years) and MBiolSci (four years), plus a Foundation Year option, giving you an impressive range of 23 different courses to choose from.

Biological Science covers major aspects of biology and molecular science across a wide range of organisms from bacteria and fungi to humans and plants. All 14 courses share a common first year so you can change to a different degree before the end of Year 1. Medical Science allows you to select specialist modules that focus more closely on the application of biological principles to medicine. All eight courses share a common first year so you can change to a different degree before the end of Year 1. It is possible to switch between a Biological Science course and a Medical Bioscience course during the first half of your first year, but after that the two fields diverge.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biological Sciences (Neuroscience), MBiolSci you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) MBiolSci at University of Leicester

22% Natural and social science professionals
9% Sales occupations
9% Business and public service associate professionals
8% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
6% Elementary occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Other Health Professionals
5% Caring personal services
4% Teaching Professionals
4% Customer service occupations

For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course information page on our website

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for biomedical sciences (non-specific)

Qualification requirements

including at least two A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. General Studies is not accepted.

including at least two relevant science subjects from from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Two AS subjects may be considered in place of one A-level. Must be taken alongside two full A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

A strong science Access course is required. Please contact Admissions Office before applying to check acceptability for Access module content and your overall academic profile.

including at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Applied Science Diploma considered with an A-level in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology, plus standard GCSE requirements. Applied Science Diploma considered with an non-science A-level, plus five GCSE's at grade B/5 or above including two sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. English Language and Mathematics to be held at minimum grade C/4.

Considered with three A-levels. Typical offer; ABB - BBB + EPQ at grade B. A- level subjects to include at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. General Studies not accepted.

to include grade 6 and 5 in at least two relevant HL science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology. Minimum of 3 in HL Maths or 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in Maths Studies required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 4 in English Language required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE

Applied Science. Plus five GCSEs at B/5 or above including two relevant sciences

including two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Considered alongside two A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Considered alongside two A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Accepted in place of a third A-level at grade B or above, provided at least two relevant science A-level subjects are taken from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

including two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biological Sciences (Neuroscience), MBiolSci, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) MBiolSci

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2022/3 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%.

Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses

For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

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About University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a research university that receives its funding from public sources, located in Leicester, England. Its main campus is approximately one mile south of the city centre, close to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. As for the other campuses, the Fielding Johnson Building is home to the university’s administration offices, while the Attenborough Tower and Engineering Building house the College of Social Sciences and laboratories respectively.

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