Birkbeck, University of London
This degree provides experience of both in-depth theory and hands-on research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience. It 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; and subject-specific IT skills. The programme 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. This programme is delivered jointly with the Institute of Education. It leads to a joint award from the Institute of Education's Department of Psychology and Human Development and Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences, and is taught across the 2 adjacent sites.
To achieve the award of a Master's degree, you must achieve a minimum of 210 credits, consisting of: 5 compulsory taught modules (4 at 15 credits and 1 at 30 credits) 2 optional modules (each worth 30 credits) A dissertation (worth 60 credits). For the MSc, the dissertation must report an empirical piece of research relating to neuroscience and education. Full-time compulsory modules: Advanced Quantitative Methods; Development Cognitive Neuroscience; Genetics of Development; Issues in Educational Neuroscience; Neuroimaging Methods . Part-time compulsory modules Year 1: Development Cognitive Neuroscience; Genetics of Development; Issues in Educational Neuroscience . Part-time compulsory modules Year 2: Advanced Quantitative Methods; Neuroimaging Methods . MSc Educational Neuroscience research dissertation. Option modules at the Institute of Education: Autism: Research and Practice; Cognitive Development and Learning; Language Development; Personality and Social Psychology in Education; Reading and Spelling Difficulties; Social Development.
6 essays or equivalent written work of 2000-2500 words; statistics worksheets; 1 research presentation; 1 project dissertation of approximately 10,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 9,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 15,225 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 9,525 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 4,775 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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