Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

This specialist Master's degree brings together some of the world's leading researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology from centres such as the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Brain and Behaviour Lab and the Birkbeck/UCL Centre for Neuroimaging. The programme 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. **HIGHLIGHTS** - 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 2014 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 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. - ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study.

Entry requirements

MA: Undergraduate degree (2:1 honours or above) in psychology, neuroscience 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

MSc: An examination, statistics worksheets, a research presentation, six essays or equivalent work of 2000-2500 words, and a research project dissertation of 10,000 words. MA: An examination, statistics worksheets, a research presentation, six essays or equivalent work of 2000-2500 words, and a critical literature review of 10,000 words.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 9,450 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 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 16,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (EU) 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 (Wales) 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 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 16,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,950 per Whole course (England) 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