This programme is open to suitably qualified international and UK graduates. Potential students must hold at least a 2nd class Honours degree in Psychology or a related field, for example Biology.
International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of English language. They should meet our minimum English language requirement by taking one of the following tests:
IELTS. Minimum requirement - 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each area.
TOEFL IBT. Minimum requirement - 93 overall, (19 in listening and speaking, 18 in reading and 23 in writing).
Pearson Academic. Minimum requirement - 63 overall, 57 in each area.
We do not accept a Password test.
Duration of programme: Full-time: 12 months, part-time: Up to 2 years Start date: October Distance learning available: No Intake: Approximately 15 per year.
The deadline to submit your application for October 2014 entry is Friday 1st August.
Fees for 2014 entry: UK/EU students: £5,460International students: £12,500
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This degree programme 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.
Download course flyer Students will acquire comprehensive research experience from working with researchers of international caliber. The programme 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
The MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience is focussed on a specialist taught module about the theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of Cognitive Neuroscience, including the areas:
Additional modules provide detailed study and practical experience in research design and analysis, and help the student develop transferable, professional skills. These include the areas:
The course also includes a dissertation project. This is an original piece of research carried out under the supervision of experienced researchers of international standing normally associated with the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience or the Neuroimaging research group.
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 project.
This course is designed to provide a postgraduate-level education and training for graduates seeking employment in Cognitive Neuroscience or related areas. The course is also an excellent foundation for studies a PhD level.
In addition to writing skills, students will learn how to deliver information concisely in the form of scientific posters and talks as well essential interview and CV writing skills.
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