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
- An overall grade average of at least B
- At least a B+ average over the five 300-level papers required for the degree
- A supervisor for your dissertation
How to find a supervisor
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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Neuroscience
NEUR 490 Dissertation
Papers worth 60 points from:
ANAT 454, COSC 420, COSC 421, COSC 422, NEUR 452, NEUR 453, NEUR 455, NEUR 457, NEUR 459, NEUR 461, NEUR 462, NEUR 463, NEUR 472, PHAL 423, PHSL 472, PHSL 474*, PSYC 429, PSYC 430, PSYC 431, PSYC 437, PSYC 438, PSYC 439, ZOOL 412
(i) Papers with PSYC codes are worth 10 points each, and all other papers are worth 20 points each.
(ii) With approval from the Neuroscience Programme Director, one of the listed papers may be replaced by another 400-level paper.
*PHSL 474 may only be taken by students supervised in the Department of Physiology.
At least five of ANAT 332, ANAT 335, ANAT 336, NEUR 301, NEUR 302, NEUR 303, PHAL 303, PHSL 341, PHSL 342, PSYC 313, PSYC 317, PSYC 319 (taken in 2017 or 2019), PSYC 323, ZOOL 314
Note: With approval from the Programme Director, another 300-level paper may be substituted for one of the papers listed.