Course summary

This exciting interdisciplinary degree course considers how the structure and function of the brain give rise to mental processes while it interacts with its physical, social, and cultural environment. Cognitive and clinical neuroscience blends theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of psychology with neuroscience, and overlaps with other psychological disciplines including physiological, cognitive and clinical psychology, developmental science and psychopharmacology, as well as neuro-anthropology.

This unique course places a particular focus on brain-behaviour relationships, by bringing together evidence from molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain injury studies and neurological illness, and also looks at developmental and cognitive aspects. It explores a wide range of research-based and clinically relevant methodologies including brain imaging, computational modelling and comparative cognition (considering evolutionary and developmental approaches).

During your degree, you will consider all aspects of cognitive functioning, from learning, memory and language through to concepts such as intelligence, decision-making, creativity and consciousness. The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to develop a career across a vast range of highly sought after employment areas, including academic research, clinical psychology, experimental research, IT and neuropsychology. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

In the first year (Level 4) of the degree, you will gain core skills in psychology, as identified by the British Psychological Association for chartered membership. In the second and third years of the degree (Levels 5 and 6), you will enrol on core and option modules from a range of cognitive and clinical disciplines.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory work, supported by online material and periods of independent study.

Assessment methods may include exams, in-class tests, essays, oral and poster presentations, debates, case studies, and laboratory, practical and technical reports.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

To help you make an informed decision, you can have a look at how marks have been calculated and study time has been distributed on this course in the past.

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Individual Differences
  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

Credit Level 4

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Brain and Cognition
  • Mechanisms of Mind-Body Therapies
  • Cognitive & Clinical Research Methods
  • Lifespan Development
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Work Experience

Credit Level 5

Work placement year

You may take an additional work placement year between Years 2 and 3, subject to availability. On successful completion, you gain a Certificate in Work-Based Learning in Psychology. Your work placement will be reflected in your degree title (Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience with Professional Placement BSc).

Students have recently worked with external researchers carrying out brain activation studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and EEG technology. Other students have become co-researchers in projects ranging from developing artificial intelligence programmes to investigating the cognitive performance of individuals with traumatic brain injury, and looking at very early development in infancy.

Year 3

Subjects of study include:

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Evolution of Language, Communication and Consciousness
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Music and the Mind
  • Neuropharmacology of Cognition
  • Occupational and Work Psychology
  • Project in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
  • Psychology of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychology of Education

Credit Level 6

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of a Lower Second Class Honours is achieved and the project has been passed. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Westminster Plus Electives

As part of your course, you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Entry Requirements

UK

Typical Offer

  • A levels – BBB, to include one science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology.
  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points including a minimum of 5 in one Higher Level science subject (can include Maths and Psychology).
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in Applied Science – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.
  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

EU and International

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points including a minimum of 5 in one Higher Level science subject (can include Maths and Psychology).
  • If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Application deadlines

Our undergraduate courses start in September and UCAS accepts applications from 1 September in the year before you want to start your course.

All applications that arrive at UCAS by 15 January must be considered equally by universities.

Although there are no official deadlines for applications to the University of Westminster, we urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least 3 months before the course starts, particularly if you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started.

Careers

Career Development Centre

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
  • discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • write effective CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our career consultants
  • gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events

Fees And Funding

UK and EU

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

International

International tuition fee: £13,400 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Course Location

Our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London is home to the Faculty of Science and Technology. With first-class facilities, the campus houses subject areas ranging from biosciences to electronic engineering.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated March 22, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
3 - 4 years
Full-time
Price
9,250 GBP
UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year); International tuition fee: £13,400 (Price per academic year)
Deadline
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Start Date
Sep 2019
End Date
July 31, 2022
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Sep 2019

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Application deadline
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End Date
July 31, 2022