Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Educational Neuroscience

Offered jointly by Birkbeck and UCL's Institute of Education, this Master's 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 - 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. If you would like to carry out research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience or any area of developmental psychology, education or developmental cognitive neuroscience, either at PhD level or in the private sector, then the MSc will prepare you with a range of appropriate research skills and practical experience.

Entry requirements

MA: 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.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Six essays or equivalent written work of 2000-2500 words; statistics worksheets; one research presentation; one project dissertation of approximately 10,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,451 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 16,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 16,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychological Sciences
Telephone number: 
02076316535