The Educational Neuroscience (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London covers:
- the critical appreciation of existing research and research methods
- running a neuroimaging study
- the biological basis of learning and development in children and its implications for the classroom
- the relation between genes, brain and cognitive development
- managing and reporting on an extended research project
- subject-specific IT skills.
The MA is ideal for teachers, educational psychologists and policy-makers who wish to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary education and neuroscience that can inform their continuing practice.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go in to careers in psychology, education and policy development. Possible professions include child/youth psychologist or teacher. This degree can also be useful in becoming a special educational needs teacher, learning mentor, or youth worker.
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- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- Development Cognitive Neuroscience
- Genetics of Development
- Issues in Educational Neuroscience
- Neuroimaging Methods
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesNeuroscience Cognitive Sciences Educational Psychology View 103 other Masters in Educational Psychology in United Kingdom
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- Good degree (a 2:1 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.
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International7600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4725 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4725 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.