Educational Neuroscience, Master | University College London (UCL) | London, United Kingdom
12 months
18030 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
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The Educational Neuroscience MA/MSc programme offered at the University College London (UCL) will introduce students to the methods and findings from the emerging field of educational neuroscience. 


It will develop their understanding of key issues in educational neuroscience and the application of neuroscience to education, and provide the opportunity for them to undertake research in educational neuroscience.

This Educational Neuroscience MA/MSc programme offered at the University College London (UCL) will develop students' understanding of research processes and give them the opportunity to be taught by staff with a wide range of expertise in psychology of education and developmental cognitive neuroscience. 

Students will also benefit from strong links with psychological expertise in other colleges of the University of London, especially Birkbeck, with whom this is a joint award.


Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as research assistants, while others have jobs as teachers. Graduates can also be found continuing their studies as PhD students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Genetics of Development
  • Neuroimaging Methods
  • Issues in Educational Neuroscience
  • Students choose two of the following optional modules offered by the IOE.
  • Autism: Research and Practice
  • Cognitive Development and Learning
  • Language Development
  • Personality and Social Psychology in Education
  • Reading and Spelling Difficulties
  • Social Development
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Please note that online application will open in September.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good degree (an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or above) in psychology, social science, cognitive science, speech/communication science, neuroscience or related disciplines. 
  • Applicants with a good undergraduate or postgraduate degree in education but no previous background in psychology or science will be required to complete the Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology (which covers psychology, neuroscience, and research methods) before applying for the MSc/MA Educational Neuroscience. 
  • Ideally students should have a background in both cognitive neuroscience and education. Relevant practical and professional experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18030 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £5520 
  • International: £9015

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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