University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging

This course is about the relationship between brain function and mechanisms that underpin behaviour. Computational neuroscience uses data to construct models of brain function. Cognitive neuroscience and human imaging relate function to its underlying neural substrate. The course includes a long research project which gives you the chance to carry out an in-depth imaging study. The computational and analytical skills you'll learn are great preparation for a PhD. The course takes students from both life sciences and the physical sciences and engineering. Appropriate training is given to ensure all students can master the required skills and complete the course successfully. For the taught component of the course, students choose one of two options: either a pathway focused on mathematics, computational neuroscience and MR-physics or a pathway focused on ethics, clinical neurology, neuroradiology and neuroanatomy, which includes a practical human brain dissection course.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in either a life science or mathematical/physical science. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in writing and 6.0 in the other components, or equivalent.

Course modules

Pathway 1: fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience; fundamentals of neuroscience; computational neuroscience 1: biologically grounded models; mathematical modelling and research skills; brain imaging and its physical foundations; applied neuroimaging, neurophysiology and psychiatry or pathway 2: fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience; fundamentals of neuroscience; ethics and public awareness of science; neuroanatomy and neuroradiology; brain imaging and clinical neurology; applied neuroimaging, neurophysiology and psychiatry.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes examinations at the end of semesters 1 and 2, and an extensive empirical research project over the summer.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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