Taught course

Educational Neuroscience

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Psychological Sciences
Qualifications
MAMSc

Entry requirements

Good degree - 2:1 or above - in psychology, education, social science, cognitive science, speech/communication science, neuroscience or related disciplines. Relevant practical and professional experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This Master's degree provides experience of both in-depth theory and hands-on research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience. It covers: the critical appreciation of existing research and research methods; running a neuroimaging study; the biological basis of learning and development in children and its implications for the classroom; the relation between genes, brain and cognitive development; managing and reporting on an extended research project; and subject-specific IT skills.

The MA is ideal for teachers, educational psychologists and policy-makers who wish to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary education and neuroscience that can inform their continuing practice.

This programme is delivered jointly with the Institute of Education. It leads to a joint award from the Institute of Education's Department of Psychology and Human Development and Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences, and is taught across the 2 adjacent sites.

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

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Psychological Sciences
Email
psychologypg@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7631 6083