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Educational Neuroscience (Part-Time)

M.A.
24 months
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7600 GBP/year
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Offered jointly by Birkbeck, University of London and UCL's Institute of Education, this Master's degree in Educational Neuroscience (Part-Time) provides experience of both in-depth theory and hands-on research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience.

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Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Development Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Genetics of Development
  • Issues in Educational Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

210 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    4725 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4725 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

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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