Neuropsychology BSc (Intercalated)

UCAS Code6S26
QualificationBSc (Intercalated)
Duration1 years
Study modeFull-time

About this Course

Can there be a more fascinating subject of study than the human mind and human behaviour? Certainly, there is no more complex a subject known to science, and no field of study that offers more in the way of challenges and potential rewards. Just imagine if we knew enough about the way humans work to be able to prevent the occurrence of problems such as mental illness, anxiety or drug addiction. Imagine also if we could use our understanding to ensure that children, the parents of tomorrow, were brought up in conditions which would fully develop their potential for intellectual, emotional and artistic achievement, or that we could improve our understanding of brain injuries or developmental disorders using the latest advances in imaging techniques such as MRI scanners. The study of psychology is vital if progress is to be made on any of these fronts.

As a student in the School of Psychology at Bangor you can begin to achieve a scientific understanding of the basic processes of how people learn, think, feel, and adjust to their social conditions. Our courses cover both normal and abnormal behaviour (e.g. mental illness and learning difficulties) across the life span from infancy to old age, and they deal with the many factors, biological and cultural, which affect human  psychology.

The skills and insights you will gain while at Bangor will be useful in many areas of personal and social life as well as in your career. Personal relationships, communication, and child development are just a few of the psychological topics that are of obvious importance in all our lives.

Please also see the School's webpage.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • Bangor University is the only university in Wales to be awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • We regularly rank in the top 10 in the annual student survey for student satisfaction and are currently 4th (of 117) in the UK (NSS 2016).
  • Not only are we highly ranked for our teaching but we have a global reputation for the quality of our research. In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework we ranked in the top 20 in the UK with 89% of our research considered either ‘Internationally Excellent’ or ‘World leading’. This research feeds directly into our undergraduate teaching ensuring a fresh, vibrant learning experience with academics who have an international reputation in their specialist area. We are proud that we are one of only a handful of departments who regularly appear in the top 20 for both student satisfaction and research prowess in a variety of league tables.
  • We have a cosmopolitan feel and attract staff and students from all over the world to work and study with us. Our global standing is illustrated by the fact that we have been listed as one of the top 150 Psychology Departments in the World by the QS World University Ranking.
  • Another key aspect of our success is our focus on both the academic and pastoral sides of the student experience and this effort is led by the academics in the Teaching Team who provide high levels of support to our students. We also have an International Student Tutor who is the first port of call for our overseas students.

Course Content

In addition to taught modules, you will have opportunities for practical experience and research, working alongside the School’s specialists in neuropsychology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, event-related brain potentials, magnetic brain stimulation and neural modelling.

Please see the School's webpage for more information.

There is always someone you can email with any kind of problem. There are peer guides who will show you around the town, personal tutors who will know all about your course, not to mention the email buddy system. You never feel like you’re alone as there’s always someone you can get in contact with!

Elliott Ward
MSc Neuroimaging

What will you study on this course?

Aimed at medical students who wish to study the biological basis of the human mind in health and disease, this one-year course reviews the theoretical underpinnings of neuropsychology, and provides a foundation in clinical and basic neuroscience central for understanding the biological basis of mental illness.

You will cover areas such as Principles of Neuropsychology, Biological Bases of Psychological Disorders, Behavioural Neurology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology. In addition to taught modules, you will have opportunities for practical experience and research, working alongside the School’s specialists in neuropsychology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, eventrelated brain potentials, magnetic brain stimulation and neural modelling.

*N.B. This degree schemes will not qualify you for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.

Please see the School of Psychology's web page for more information on what you will study in this course.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Neuropsychology Modules page.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Careers and Employability

Entry Requirements

  • Your first step is to consult your current Medical School to obtain permission to intercalate. If you would like to discuss the course in more detail, please contact: Bob Rafal. Please note: the intercalated degree scheme, including Joint Honours, will not qualify you for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.

How to Apply

To apply for a place on this course please fill in this application form. You should then email your application form to admission@bangor.ac.uk and cc psychology@bangor.ac.uk. Remember you need to get permission from your current Medical School to intercalate before you apply.

Need help applying

If you have any questions about entry requirements, how to apply or the course you are interested in please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Roberts, Undergraduate Admissions Officer on +44 (0)1248 382629 or by emailing psychology@bangor.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Further Information

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone on 01248 382629 if you would like to discuss your circumstances or an offer you have received in more detail.

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