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Education (Neuroscience and Education)

Neuroscience is beginning to influence education across the world. This programme, which is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, will provide you with the skills and understanding to integrate insights from neuroscience and education.

The programme is suitable for teachers of all subjects and across all ages, including teachers of children with special needs, educational psychologists, education managers and policy makers. It is for those who want to enrich their thinking and practice with insights about learning and development from the sciences of the mind and brain.

You will be supported in exploring this exciting and developing through:

+ engaging with the most up-to-date research literature, including the latest findings arising from the sciences of mind and brain in areas relevant to education (including reading, mathematics, learning disorders, technology and creativity, along with many other areas);

+ becoming an active researcher who draws on findings from neuroscience, psychology, genetics and educational research;

+ carrying out your own small-scale experiments and research studies, leading to the major work of your dissertation;

+ carrying out assignments that encourage written, graphical and oral communication of your ideas;

+ becoming part of a broader community of study and research in the field of neuroscience and education, though lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops;

+ becoming confident with argument and discussion in the field of neuroscience and education.

The programme also provides an excellent foundation for further research studies (eg at PhD level) involving the ideas and methods of neuroscience in areas related to education.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

Our education master's degrees enable students to design a tailored programme of study suited to their cultural and learning needs. Students on this programme will be able to specialise and receive an award in a particular disciplinary area.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc Education (Neuroscience and Education). (

Alternatively, you can design your own pathway by opting not to specialise. Core units can be taken from across the different specialisms and from our bank of optional units to build a tailored programme of study, resulting in an award of MSc Education.


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

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