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Cognitive Neuroscience

The MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience is aimed at home and international students who are seeking to build on their undergraduate qualifications to develop their project management skills and theoretical knowledge for a career in research or related disciplines. In addition, the course is aimed at those from closely related science backgrounds, to build up a knowledge and practical experience of cognitive neuroscience and psychology, before embarking on a psychology related career. As the theoretical background to, and techniques of, cognitive neuroscience are rarely available to students at undergraduate level, the main objective of this MSc is to provide you with detailed historical, philosophical, theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of cognitive neuroscience techniques. This wide-ranging knowledge will make you an extremely strong candidate for future research positions, and provides you with an ability to develop broad research programmes, utilising a range of techniques, as an independent researcher.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2:1 in Psychology or Psychology related subject (or equivalent).

Course modules

Core Modules; Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience (30 credits); Techniques in Cognitive Neuroscience (30 credits); Research Practice (15 credits); Critical Analysis (15 credits); Applied Statistics (30 credits); Dissertation (60 credits); Course Structure; Teaching is generally organised into a number of 10 week course units involving 2 to 3 hours of lectures, seminars and practicals per week. Each 10 week unit is assessed by means of formative and summative assessments. The summative assessment counts towards the final degree. For the course as a whole, this assessment is divided (with small variations across courses) in equal proportions between examinations (33.3%), written assignments (33.3%) and dissertation (33.3%).

Assessment methods

Teaching is generally organised into a number of 10 week course units involving 2 to 3 hours of lectures, seminars and practicals per week. Each 10 week unit is assessed by means of formative and summative assessments. The summative assessment counts towards the final degree. For the programme as a whole, this assessment is divided (with small variations across programmes) in equal proportions between examinations (33.3%), written assignments (33.3%) and dissertation (33.3%).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 23,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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