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Studying Human Neuroscience at UCL

Understand the building blocks of the human brain and nervous system and become the next generation of neuroscience experts. UCL is 1st in Europe and 2nd in the world for neuroscience and behaviour, based entirely on quantitative data relating to scientific papers (2021 National Taiwan University report).

Discover our undergraduate Human Neuroscience course

The UCL Human Neuroscience BSc looks at the human brain and nervous system. You will learn about how the human brain enables us to perceive the world, how we move, our mental health, how we communicate and how we interact with each other.

You will learn about the human brain by understanding what happens when things go wrong with the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, aphasia, depression and schizophrenia. In addition, you will learn about the different methods and techniques that have been developed to help us study the human brain.

The Human Neuroscience BSc will give you hands-on experience of analysing human brain data to understand broader elements of the brain and nervous system. You will have the opportunity to undertake your own research project in the field of Human Neuroscience.

Find out more about entry requirements, degree structure, modules, assessment and the application process.

UCL also offers a Neuroscience BSs course that is delivered by the Faculty of Life Sciences. Find out more about how two courses here.

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Why study Human Neuroscience at UCL?

  • Top-ranked university – we are top in the UK for research power in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, with more than 90% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (UK Research Excellence Framework 2021). UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2010-2024).

  • UCL is named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

  • Research-led teaching – by studying with us, you will have the opportunity to join one of the largest and most highly rated neuroscience research communities in the world.

  • Student life – the UCL Neuroscience Society is one of the largest student-led scientific societies in the UK. It hosts a mix of debates, talks and lectures as well as social activities.

  • Location – our central London location gives access to one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan, and influential cities, ranked as the best city in the world for university students (QS Best Student Cities 2023).