Open University

Open University

Contemporary issues in brain and behaviour, psychosis and dementia (SD815)

This online course draws on biological, psychological and social sciences to investigate psychosis and dementia, conditions that are of major global health concern and socio-economic impact. The cost to the UK economy alone is estimated at GBP19 billion a year - more than cancer, heart disease and stroke combined. You will be guided in your studies through selected readings, commentaries, case presentations and slidecasts, as well as interviews and seminars delivered by investigators at the forefront of research within these fields. You will also learn to apply critical appraisal skills to understand, analyse and present research on psychosis and dementia.

Entry requirements

To register for any of the science masters courses you must normally hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject. If you have other study or experience that you believe equips you to study at postgraduate level you can still apply, but must supply evidence of that study or experience. Your case will be referred to our MSc in Science Admissions Panel. For further advice, contact the postgraduate science team . Depending on your qualifications or particular area of expertise, some background reading may be necessary prior to the start or during the early part of the course (see in particular the section entitled 'Preparatory Work', below). For further advice, contact the MSc in Science Programme Office, Faculty of Science, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, email us or look on our website . You will also need good computing skills (e.g. able to search the Web, use email and use word processing packages). All teaching is in English and your proficiency in the English language should be adequate for the level of study you wish to take. We strongly recommend that students have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7. To assess your English language skills in relation to your proposed studies you can visit the IELTS website . If you have any doubt about the suitability of the course, please contact our Student Registration and Enquiry Service.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University On-line study January 2017 GBP 1,748 per Module (Scotland) 9 months
Credits from The Open University On-line study January 2017 GBP 1,748 per Module (Wales) 9 months
Credits from The Open University On-line study January 2017 GBP 1,748 per Module (England) 9 months
Credits from The Open University On-line study January 2017 GBP 1,748 per Module (Northern Ireland) 9 months

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