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BSc Neuroscience degree at the UCC Undergraduate Open Day Oct 2022

17 Nov 2022
Dr Siobhain O'Mahony Director of BSc Neuroscience chats with secondary school students at the BSc Neuroscience stand

Dr Siobhain O'Mahony Director of BSc Neuroscience led a group of staff and student volunteers from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience to host the very busy BSc Neuroscience stand at the UCC Open Day on October 8th 2022.

The BSc Neuroscience stand located in the Western Gateway building allowed students interested in the the BSc in Neuroscience degree the opportunity chat with academic staff and undergraduate and post graduate Neuroscience students, working in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. 

Photo: Postgraduate students Brendan Sharvin and Patricia Flynn chatting with school students at the open day. The BSc Neuroscience is a very well established interdisciplinary degree course hosted by the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, with significant contributions from a number of other departments. The first BSc Neuroscience class graduated in 2000 and the degree now in its 24th year has an alumni of graduates who have taken many diverse and successful career paths. 

Director of BSc Neuroscience Dr Siobhain O'Mahony speaking about the BSc Neuroscience course and graduates 'The BSc Neuroscience in UCC has a strong reputation for providing a high-quality student experience and many of our graduates have commented on the friendly and nurturing environment in which the programme runs.' 'Many of our graduates have embarked on postgraduate studies in neuroscience or related life sciences research. Some have joined our PhD and MSc programmes here in UCC while others have obtained scholarships in Universities and research centres worldwide. Some of our graduates have pursued medical training at graduate entry level, including here at the School of Medicine in UCC and have gone on to specialist training in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Similarly, some have pursued graduate training in Allied Health professions such as Physiotherapy, Radiography, Speech therapy or Occupational therapy.' 

The BSc in Neuroscience also equips students for entry into the pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industry in careers such as clinical trials, sales and marketing, and research. Understanding brain function is also critical in many other fields including Medicine, Allied Health Professions, Education, Bioengineering and Law. Students on the programme study neuroscience from the molecular and cellular level through to behaviour, psychology and clinical neuroscience. Staff in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience participates in teaching the second, third and fourth year modules of the Biological and Chemical Sciences (CK402) programme leading to the BSc (Hons) Neuroscience degree. 

Photo: At the BSc Neuroscience stand: Fourth year Neuroscience student Carolanne McCarthy, postgraduate student Jolie Morisho, Professor Aideen Sullivan Head of Department of Anatomy, Fourth year Neuroscience student Senan Shortall, and postgraduate students Hugo Blair and Patricia Flynn.



UCC BSc Neuroscience webpage 

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience Webpage

Also link to the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience BSc Neuroscience website where you will find details about recent graduates, course content and much more. Link here to view Dr Siobhain O'Mahony Director of BSc Neuroscience introduce the degree on video

BSc Neuroscience in the News


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