Neuropsychology BSc (Intercalated)
BSc Neuropsychology, taught by neurologists and clinical neuropsychologists from the school’s internationally acclaimed Wolfson Centre for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, gives medical students a foundation of contemporary knowledge and research skills for exploring the psychobiology of the mind. The course has close links with the School of Medical Sciences with students sharing facilities and having exposure to practicing clinicians throughout the course.
The one-year programme comprises two compulsory taught modules, three optional modules and your own, independent research project and dissertation.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
There are lots of reasons why Bangor Psychology is a great place to study and you find several on our Why Study with us? page.
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.
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Psychology with Neuropsychology
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 Introduction to Neuroimaging, 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, event-related 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.
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: Martyn Bracewell 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.
Depending on the Psychology course you are studying, you may have the following costs:
Almost all psychology assignments are submitted electronically, including the dissertation. There are a few exceptions which require printing by students for Year 1 and Year 2 modules (these may be draft assignments used in class, or leaflets and posters which need to be printed in colour). If students print from University computers, then printing costs across Year 1 and 2 would be approximately £5.
Additional costs may also be charged as follows: Enhanced DBS check (approx. £65).
Psychology provides a set number of core textbooks in the library, but students will incur costs if they choose to purchase their own texts.
Necessarily Incurred Costs:
BSc/MSci/intercalated students will choose from a range of Year 3 modules and intercalated and final year MSci students will choose from a range of Year 4 modules. Dependent on modules chosen, students may incur costs associated with printing (e.g. posters for display at modular conferences; portfolio to document experience working in schools).
In addition, some optional modules have costs associated with practical activities (e.g. Year 3 Born To Run module will require students to pay race entry fees (approximately £30-£40), travel and accommodation to races, and the purchase of running kit if not already owned; Year 3 Disorders of Literacy module may incur travel costs).
In some cases, students may be required to travel to collect data for their BSc/MSci dissertation. Students can pay to become a member of the British Psychological Society (approximately £30), but this is not essential for the course.
Students may also choose to purchase software such as SPSS, but this is available on the Wheldon Building’s computers.
We offer a wide range of additional student experiences to provide a full programme of potential activities. Many of these activities do not incur a cost to the student, including all Welcome Week activities run by Psychology (not including personal costs of drinks, food, etc. at the events) and Psychology's graduation receptions (food and drink are included).
Some optional activities do incur a cost and these range from international trips costing £500-£1,000, to national conferences costing approximately £25 + travel/accommodation expenses. However, all of these activities are entirely optional and extra-curricular.
The above examples are not exhaustive and depend on your choice of course and modules. There may be additional course-specific costs if you are a joint-honours student, a combined-honours student, a non-graduating student, or a minor student, as you will also take modules from other Schools.
To apply for a place on this course please fill in this application form. You should then email your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com. Remember you need to get permission from your current Medical School to intercalate before you apply.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone on 01248 388453 if you would like to discuss your circumstances or an offer you have received in more detail.
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