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This specialist Master's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at Birkbeck, University of London brings together some of the world's leading researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology from centres such as the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Brain and Behaviour Lab and the Birkbeck/UCL Centre for Neuroimaging.

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The Master's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at Birkbeck, University of London offers hands-on training in cutting-edge behavioural and imaging neuroscience techniques, and combines a basic-science perspective with clinical case-study perspectives. You will examine how theories of cognitive function can be informed by evidence from converging neuroimaging methods, such as functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as from neuropsychological, patient-based techniques.

Highlights

  • The Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding research tradition, with an international reputation in all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, especially developmental cognitive neuroscience. You will have the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers and attend research seminars organised by the Department and a number of other local research centres and institutes.
  • Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.
  • Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked fifth in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings, an important and influential index of research quality.
  • Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
  • ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study. 

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in psychology, the health sciences, research, or policy development. Possible professions include neurologist, psychologist, or researcher. This degree may also be useful in a variety of roles within policy development, as well as in becoming a higher education lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Cognitive, Affective, and Social Neuroscience
  • Development Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Generic Research Skills
  • MA Psychology Research Dissertation
  • Neurocases and Clinical Assessments
  • Neuroimaging Methods
  • Sensorimotor Processes and Attention
  • Structure and Measurement of the Human Brain

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
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  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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General Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

ou do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

Specific Requirements

Undergraduate degree (2:1 honours or above) in psychology, neuroscience or a relevant discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4725 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 4725 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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Funding

Birkbeck is committed to providing advice and support to help you finance your postgraduate studies. The government has introduced new loans for postgraduate students and, alongside these, we also offer flexible payment options and a hardship fund to support students who experience a change of circumstances while studying.

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