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**NEW** Bachelor in Neuroscience

Duration
4 years (240 ECTS credits)
Centre
Language
English
Comments

The Bachelor starts in: September 2024.

Presentation

Neuroscience combines the basic, experimental and formal sciences that study the nervous system for its application to pharmacology, clinical medicine and research. This knowledge allows the development of new strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases originating in the nervous system.

The increase in life expectancy of the population in developed countries challenges us to learn how to age in a healthy and disease-free way. Society needs professionals with a knowledge of the brain and the central nervous system that will enable us to reduce the effects of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The neuroscientist also plays a key role in understanding the interaction between behavioral and emotional mechanisms, memory, decision-making processes, on the one hand, and their physiological, genetic and therapeutic dimensions, on the other. And it participates in the development of artificial intelligence technologies, both in the understanding of the brain to improve the algorithms that implement it, and in the improvement of brain-machine interaction.

Neuroscience has a markedly multidisciplinary approach. Sciences such as physics, chemistry, psychology, mathematics, and of course medicine, are interrelated to generate theoretical knowledge, but also applied, albeit in activities different from direct clinical medical practice.

This degree is taught entirely in English, facilitating the international mobility of students, both European and non-European (United States, Canada, etc.) in which Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is a leader, and allowing the recruitment of internationally talented professors.

Career opportunities

Professional areas of graduates in the Bachelor in Neuroscience:

  • Companies and public organizations (hospitals, public health system, public administration, etc.).
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Companies in the biomedical equipment, instrumentation and laboratory material sector.
  • Consulting firms in the biomedical sector (strategic consulting, business intelligence, intellectual property management, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurship activities in the biotechnology field
  • Public or industrial research
  • Scientific research and development in neuroscience

International Excellence

QS Europe Ranking
QS Graduate Employability Ranking
The Global University Employability Ranking and Survey
Erasmus Plus

Program

Year 4 - Semester 1

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Humanities II3OEnglish
Soft Skills3OEnglish
Bioethics3OEnglish
Electives: Recommended 21 creditsNo dataNo dataNo data
Electives to be chosen in the 4th year - First semester
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
At the end of your studies you must have obtained a total of 39 credits of electivity.
Structural Biology6PEnglish
Microscopy6PEnglish
Neurological Diagnosis6PEnglish
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence6PEnglish
Neuroscience of Pain6PEnglish
Aging and neurodegenerative diseases6PEnglish
Developmental psychology6PEnglish
Toxicology and Addictions6PEnglish
Sleep Neuroscience6PEnglish
Health Law3PEnglish
Internship I6PEnglish
Internship II12PEnglish

Year 4 - Semester 2

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Bachelor Thesis12TFGEnglish
Electives: Recommended 18 creditsNo dataNo dataNo data
Electives to be chosen in the 4th year - Second semester
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
At the end of your studies you must have obtained a total of 39 credits of electivity.
Advanced Immunology6PEnglish
Computational models in neurobiology6PEnglish
Peripheral nervous system diseases6PEnglish
Business creation and SME management3PEnglish
Intellectual property management3PEnglish
Health Economics6PEnglish
Epidemiology of neurological diseases.6PEnglish
Communication and Health3PEnglish
Internship I6PEnglish
Internship II12PEnglish

TYPES OF SUBJECTS

BC: Basic Core
C: Compulsory
E: Electives
BT: Bachelor Thesis

Mobility

  • Exchange programs

    Exchange programs

    The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

    The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.

    These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold  (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.

  • European mobility

    Movilidad europea

    The list of European universities with mobility agreements will be published soon.

  • Non-European mobility

    Non-European mobility

    The list of non-European universities with a mobility agreement will be published soon.

Profile and carer opportunities

  • Entry profile

    Entry profile

    The recommended entry profile focuses on the Bachelor of Science, which provides specific training in key areas. This approach develops essential knowledge and competencies, preparing students optimally for their university studies. In accordance with Spanish regulations, the Baccalaureate includes core subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing and Biology, in addition to other related subjects that contribute to the integral formation of the student and are linked to the Bachelor's Degree curriculum.

    In addition to high school students, another important group of access to the Bachelor's Degrees are those coming from Vocational Training. There is no preference for specific training cycles, which means that any student from higher level training cycles has the possibility of accessing the Bachelor's Degree programs.

    Application for a place in the degree

  • Graduate profile

    Graduate profile

    The Degree in Neuroscience integrates knowledge of Neurology, Biology, Psychology, Mathematics, Bioengineering and Computation, providing applied training, but clearly excluding direct clinical medical practice. The objective of the degree is to provide new professionals with basic knowledge in the different areas in an integrated manner that can be applied to relevant issues related to the functioning of the nervous system at a technical level and can serve as a basis for their integration into the labor market or access to more advanced specializations. To this end, the proposed training objectives are:

    1. Acquire knowledge, demonstrating an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects and methodology of work in the field of Neuroscience with a depth that reaches the forefront of knowledge.
    2. Acquire the ability to bring creative and innovative solutions to the practical and theoretical resolution of problems based on the functioning of the nervous system and the brain; acquire personal and professional problem-solving skills in the design and execution of Neuroscience experiments, including computer modeling and data analysis techniques.
    3. Possess the ability to collect and interpret data and information on which to base their conclusions, including reflection on social, scientific or ethical issues in the field of Neuroscience.
    4. To be able to manage in situations that require the development of new solutions in the academic, work or professional environment within the field of Neuroscience.
    5. Know how to communicate in a clear and precise way, knowledge, methodologies, ideas, problems and solutions in the field of Neuroscience.
    6. Identify their own training needs in their field of Neuroscience and their work or professional environment and to organize their own learning with a high degree of autonomy in all types of contexts.
  • External internships

    External internships

    ACCENTURE, S.L. SOC. UNIPERSONAL

    ADS SEGUROS INTL, SL-OFICINA COMERCIAL SEGURCAIXA ADESLAS

    ADVENTIA PHARMA

    AERIS RESPIRATORIO S.L.

    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTFICAS (CSIC).

    ASOCIACIÓN INSTITUTO BIODONOSTIA

    ASOCIACIÓN INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN SANITARIA BIOCRUCES BIZKAIA

    CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CARDIOVASCULARES CARLOS III (F.S.P)

    CROWE ACCELERA MANAGEMENT, S.L.

    DEVON FARMACÉUTICA S.A.

    ERICSON ESPAÑA, S.A.U.

    ERNST & YOUNG, S.L.

    EY TRANSFORMA SERVICIOS DE CONSULTORIA, S.L.

    FUNDACIÓN DEL SECTOR PÚBLICO ESTATAL CENTRO NAC DE INVESTIGACIONES ONCOLÓGICAS CARLOS III (F.S.P. CNIO)

    FUNDACIÓN INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN SANITARIA ARAGON

    FUNDACIÓN INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN SANITARIA FUNDACIÓN JIMÉNEZ DÍAZ

    FUNDACIÓN PARA LA UNIVERSIDAD BIOMÉDICA DEL HOSPITAL 12 DE OCTUBRE

    FUNDACIÓN PARA LA UNIVERSIDAD BIOMÉDICA DEL HOSPITAL GREGORIO MARAÑÓN.

    FUNDACIÓN PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN BIOMÉDICA DEL HOSPITAL INFANTIL UNIVERSITARIO NIÑO JESÚS

    FUNDACIÓN PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN BIOMÉDICA DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO LA PAZ

    FUNDACIÓN PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN BIOMÉDICA DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO RAMÓN Y CAJAL (FIBIO-HRC)

    FUNDACIÓN PARA LA UNIVERSIDAD BIOMÉDICA DEL HUPHM

    FUNDACIÓN PÚBLICA ANDALUZA PARA LA GESTIÓN DE LA INVESTIGACIÓN EN SALUD DE SEVILLA (FISEVI)

    GENERAL ELECTRIC HEALTHCARE ESPAÑA, S.A.

    GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    GMV SOLUCIONES GLOBALES INTERNET, S.A.U.

    HELIX BIOINFORMATICS SOLUTIONS, S.L.

    HOSPITAL HLA UNIVERSITARIO MONCLOA

    HOSPITAL NACIONAL DE PARAPLÉJICOS DE TOLEDO.

    HOSPITAL VIRTUAL VALDECILLA S.L.

    INSTITUTO MADRILEÑO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN NANOCIENCIA

    MEDICSENSORS, S.L.

    MEDTRONIC IBERICA, SA

    NIMGENETICS MEDICINA Y GENOMICA S.L.

    PHILIPS IBERICA, S.A.U.

    PRODUCTO SANITARIO INGENIERIA Y CONSULTORIA SL.

    PROYECTOS HOSPITALARIOS INTERNACIONAL S.A.

    SM ADVANCE ENERGY S.L.

    SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE ELECTROMEDICINA Y CALIDAD, S.A. (SEDECAL)

    THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC S.L.

    THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR MANUFACTURING SPAIN, S.L.

    WYETH FARMA, S.A.

    XSENS TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    Graduates will be well positioned to enter professional careers such as:

    • Technical employment in pharmaceutical or healthcare companies.
    • Research or diagnostic laboratory technician
    • Clinical care support technician.
    • Medical data analysis and health information technology technician.
    • Access to project work in the bio-health area as research scientists in academia and industry.
    • Information manager in regulatory agencies or organizations. 
    • The skills acquired in the Degree allow access to jobs in areas such as banking, marketing or project management.
    • Access to postgraduate training programs in the biosanitary area.

Study in english

Studies in English only

This degree courses completely in English. No groups available in Spanish in any subject. You must take into mind that:

  • In groups in English, all work (classes, drills, exercises, tests, etc.) shall be conducted in English.
  • Along the first year, it must be established an English B2 level, passing a test, providing one of the supported official certificates or any way determined by the university. 
  • After completing the studies, the DS mention of having carried out the studies in English will appear.

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