Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (MSc)

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

2 years part-time or 1 year full-time

Attendance

1 day a week part-time or 2 days a week full-time, plus some evening teaching

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.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Offers hands-on training in cutting-edge behavioural and imaging neuroscience techniques.
  • Combines a basic-science perspective with clinical case-study perspectives.
  • The Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding research tradition, with an outstanding international reputation in all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, and especially developmental cognitive neuroscience.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology, and attend research seminars organised by the department and a number of other local research centres and institutes.
  • Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.
  • Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked 5th in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality.
  • Cognition and Computation (MSc), Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (MSc), Developmental Sciences (MSc) and Psychological Research Methods (MSc) are accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as recognised postgraduate training programmes, and suitably qualified applicants who wish to take one of these courses in preparation for a PhD can apply for funding on the ESRC's 1+3 scheme.
  • Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck.
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