Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Functional Neuroimaging

Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding, world-class research tradition in functional neuroimaging and this Master's degree provides in-depth, hands-on research experience in a chosen area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging. You will be taught by academic researchers who are conducting their own cutting-edge research within world-renowned research institutes and groups. You will therefore gain exposure to neuroimaging set-ups specifically designed for studying development. You will build a critical appreciation of existing research and research methods, while also developing essential practical skills, such as running a neuroimaging study and designing, managing and reporting on an extended research project. You will also develop subject-specific IT skills. The course is designed for graduates in psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging or related disciplines who have prior research skills training and who want to complete a specific, well-defined research project. If you would like to carry out research in any area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging, either at PhD level or in the private sector, this degree will prepare you by giving you the research skills and practical experience you need. This programme combines Birkbeck's strengths in cognitive neuroscience with children and adults, in both typical and atypical populations. You will get extensive hands-on training in one of several neuroimaging methods available within the Department, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiological measure (EEG, ERP, ERO), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). You will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars organised by the Department and other world-class research centres and institutes in central London.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: Good degree (2:1 or above) in psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging, biomedical engineering or a relevant discipline.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Two essays or equivalent written work of 2000-2500 words; statistics worksheets; a research presentation; a project dissertation of approximately 20,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time October 2019 21,550 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 21,550 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time October 2019 15,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 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