Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Functional Neuroimaging

This Master's degree provides in-depth and hands-on research experience in a chosen area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging. It covers: the critical appreciation of existing research and research methods; the practice of running a neuroimaging study; designing, managing and reporting on an extended research project; and subject-specific IT skills. The programme is designed for graduates from psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging or related disciplines who have prior research skills training and who seek 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 with a range of appropriate research skills and practical experience. The Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding world-class research tradition in functional neuroimaging. 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 a number of other local research centres and institutes.

Entry requirements

Good degree (2.1 or above) in psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging, biomedical engineering or a relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Course modules

You take 4 modules and write a supervised extended research dissertation. Modules include: Advanced quantitative methods; generic research skills; neuroimaging methods; structure and measurement of the human brain.

Assessment methods

2 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
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,375 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,375 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,375 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,375 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,375 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Psychological Sciences
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6535