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Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

This Masters is ideal for those who have an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline and would like to build more knowledge and skills highly valued both in academic research and the clinical professions. The MSc is an ideal platform from which to progress to PhD studies, particularly in Cognitive or Social Neuroscience. Students will also be well-equipped should they wish to undertake further professional training in Clinical Psychology, or a related discipline.

This Masters degree bridges three research and clinical disciplines:

- Cognitive neuroscience (the study of human brain functions such as memory, perception and language);
- Clinical neuroscience (the understanding of neurological, psychological or psychiatric illness via their neural and cognitive antecedents); and
- Social neuroscience (the investigation of brain processes that help us communicate, feel, learn and interact with others).
The major aim of this programme is to provide you with a thorough grounding in the neuroscience that underpins human cognitive brain function, clinical, social and affective interaction, and neuropathology.

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for entry, you must hold a first or upper second class degree in Psychology, Biology or a related discipline. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will also be considered.

Course modules

Programme modules:

Principles of Neuroscience: Brain anatomy, techniques and paradigms;
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience;
Mental Health, Well-being and Neuroscience;
Fundamental Processes in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology I;
Fundamental Processes in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology II;
Social Cognition and the Social Brain;
Statistical models;
Research Methods and Programming.

Assessment methods

Your learning will be assessed through essays, examinations, oral presentations, research methods projects and interpretation of statistical analyses, formal research proposals and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 8,000 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,750 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,750 (Year 1) Scotland 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,500 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,750 (Year 1) Wales 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 16,000 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 4,750 (Year 1) England 2 2 Years

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