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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Neuroscience


The Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) at the University of Otago is a one-year qualification. It consists of four postgraduate papers, including one in which you will conduct your own research and write about it.

A BSc(Hons) can be used for direct entry to a PhD or a one-year Master of Science (MSc).

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Eligibility for the BSc(Hons) majoring in Neuroscience

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) majoring in Neuroscience, you must have:

  • A BSc degree majoring in Neuroscience
  • At least a B+ average over five 300-level papers, including at least four 300-level papers required for the degree
  • A supervisor for your dissertation

How to find a supervisor

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Programme requirements

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Neuroscience


At least five of ANAT 332, ANAT 335, ANAT 336, ANAT 337, NEUR 301, NEUR 302, NEUR 303, PHAL 303, PHSL 341, PHSL 342, PSYC 313, PSYC 317, PSYC 319, PSYC 323, PSYC 330, ZOOL 314

Note: With approval from the Programme Director, another 300-level paper may be substituted for one of the papers listed.