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. 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.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (2.1 Honours or above) in psychology, neuroscience 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

MA

You take 8 modules and complete an extended critical literature review.
Modules:

Advanced Quantitative Methods;
Cognitive, Affective, and Social Neuroscience;
Development Cognitive Neuroscience;
Generic Research Skills;
MA Psychology Research Dissertation;
Neurocases and Clinical Assessments;
Neuroimaging Methods;
Sensorimotor Processes and Attention;
Structure and Measurement of the Human Brain .

MSc

You take 8 modules and complete a research project.
Modules:

Advanced Quantitative Methods;
Cognitive, Affective, and Social Neuroscience;
Development Cognitive Neuroscience;
Generic Research Skills;
MSc Psychology Research Dissertation;
Neurocases and Clinical Assessments;
Neuroimaging Methods;
Sensorimotor Processes and Attention;
Structure and Measurement of the Human Brain .

Assessment methods

MA

1 examination, statistics worksheets, 1 research presentation, 6 essays or equivalent work of 2000-2500 words, 1 critical literature review of 10,000 words.

MSc

1 examination, statistics worksheets, 1 research presentation, 6 essays or equivalent work of 2000-2500 words, 1 research project dissertation 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 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,875 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,375 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 - 1 years
MSc 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