Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

The programme is organised around a core that integrates a course in cognitive neuroscience along with developments in neuroimaging, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Students will be engaged in research programs from the staff that use different technologies (EEG, biofeedback, and the eye tracker). The teaching is research-led. Practical training with actual data obtained by various technologies (fMRI, EEG) will be provided. Hands-on training on how to use specialist software to detect patterns in human behaviour will be ensured. Students will carry out their research project using one of the technologies available in our labs.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in science. Relevant subjects would include primarily Psychology and Health Sciences; other backgrounds which might be appropriate include Computer Sciences, Medicine or Nursing. You should have a keen interest in the subject, and a willingness to engage in wide reading around the topic areas. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

The course consists of four taught modules and a research dissertation. Assessment is through coursework including essays, oral presentations, case studies, poster presentations, field research, etc. Full-time students normally attend two intensive classes each week, part-time students attend one class per week; these sessions are supported by time for wider reading, seminar preparation and assignment completion.

Cognitive Neuroscience - This module provides advanced knowledge in Neuroanatomy and functional Neuroanatomy in a wide range of cognitive functions (memory, attention, emotions) including developmental and clinical studies.
Neuroimaging - You will learn how to design experiment, analyse and interpret data with several different neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, and TMS).
Research Methods and Statistics

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework including essays, oral presentations, case studies, poster presentations, field research, etc.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

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