Aston University

Aston University

Cognitive Neuroscience

This degree programme has a dual emphasis on specialist training in the area of cognitive neuroscience, as well as on generic, transferable research skills for career and professional development. Students acquire comprehensive research experience from working with researchers of international calibre.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree in psychology or a related field e.g. biology or a qualification deemed to be at least of equivalent standing recognised by Aston University; international students whose native language is not English need to demonstrate English language ability as follows: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each section (except for OSPAP, Psychiatric Pharmacy and MSc/Doctor of Optometry/ Ophthalmic Science) or TOEFL IBT 100 overall, (21 in listening and writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking) or Pearson Academic 61 overall, 59 in each area.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction into cognitive neuroscience; mini-project in cognitive neuroscience; advanced statistical analysis; advanced methods in cognitive neuroscience; advanced EEG and MEG methods in cognitive neuroscience; communication skills in research / professional development; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations, practical work, oral and written presentations, and the dissertation project. The dissertation project is an original piece of research carried out under the supervision of an experienced researcher of international standing normally associated with the cognitive and affective neuroscience or the neuroimaging research group.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,850 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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