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.
- 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 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 2016, 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.
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- Cognitive, Affective, and Social Neuroscience
- Development Cognitive Neuroscience
- Generic Research Skills
- MSc Psychology Research Dissertation
- Neurocases and Clinical Assessments
- Neuroimaging Methods
- Sensorimotor Processes and Attention
- Structure and Measurement of the Human Brain
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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.
More informationGo to the programme website
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- 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.
- You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.
- A second-class honours degree (2:1 or above) in psychology, neuroscience or a relevant discipline.
International16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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