A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above or equivalent in psychology. Less standard/traditional qualifications and relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Months of entry
Bournemouth University has one of the largest face-processing laboratories in the UK, and our academic staff have expertise in neuropsychological disorders of face-processing and forensic applications of face-processing research. This expertise is central to the delivery of the course, where you will learn about the detection, management and potential remediation of face-processing disorders, including those with acquired, progressive, developmental or neuropsychiatric origins.
Through the study of contemporary issues in face-processing research, the fascinating programme of study is especially relevant if you hope to become a researcher in this area and/or are seeking further professional development by gaining a unique and relevant qualification in an increasingly difficult job market.
You will also gain key technological skills that are required for face-processing research. There will be training in the manipulation of facial stimuli, instruction in programming, and consideration of methodological issues and experimental design. Using our state-of-the-art research equipment, including eye-tracking, tDCS, EEG and when possible MRI, you will get plenty of practical, hands-on experience. These skills will be fundamental for the research project, in which you will carry out an experimental investigation addressing a novel research question in the field.
The course was reveiwed in February 2016.
- Experimental Issues in Face-Processing Research
- Forensic Perspectives in Face-Processing Research
- Clinical Perspectives in Face-Processing
- Advanced Research Methods
- Advanced Statistics
- Key Transferable Skills - Presentation & Scientific Writing
- Research Project
Information for international students
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- askBU Enquiry Service
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