Taught course

Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Psychological Sciences
Qualifications
MScMA

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (2:1 honours or above) in psychology, neuroscience or a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

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.

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.

Information for international students

The requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 3975 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 7950 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 7225 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 14450 pa

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.

ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study.

Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Psychological Sciences
Email
psychologypg@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6535
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6312