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Cognitive Neuroscience

This course is unique through its dual emphasis on specialist training in the area Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as on generic, transferable research skills for career and professional development.

You will study specialist modules in Cognitive Neuroscience that combine theory and practice in paired sessions consisting of a lecture and an associated research practical.

The course is based on a core curriculum of six taught modules and a research dissertation. The taught modules provide a detailed and critical understanding of contemporary research and analysis methods used in Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as generic professional development and research-related communication skills.

You will acquire comprehensive research experience from working with researchers of international standing. The course is especially recommended to graduates who want to:

- Specialise in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience

- Continue to do a PhD, or get a feel for research before embarking on a PhD

- Enhance their CV by a research-related Masters qualification

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation.

Applicants should hold a good honours degree (usually 2:1 or above) from a recognised university in psychology or a related field such as biology.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students' undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Assessment methods

The course is delivered mainly through lectures, which are often followed up by laboratory-based practical sessions.

The course is assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations, practical work, oral and written presentations, and the dissertation research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 17,550 (Whole course) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 7,600 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 17,550 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,600 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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