Taught course

Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Typically you need one from • a second class honours degree or above in psychology • a relevant undergraduate degree from a non-pyschological background such as biosciences or a healthcare related subject • appropriate practical or work-based experience If English is not your first language, you need an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn how to use clinical cognitive neuroscience in a range of contexts with both healthy and neuropathological groups, such as individuals with head injuries or Parkinson’s disease. As well as developing an academic understanding of the subject, you learn practitioner skills, including how to use elcectroencephalographic (EEG) and eye tracker machines, as well as analyse magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. You also have the option to take a six month work placement with professional clinical neuropsychologists.

Key points
• Learn practical techniques including psychometric testing, EEG and imaging techniques.
• Understand how to evaluate cognitive and brain function and dysfunction in healthy and neuropathological groups.
• Use specialist learning resources, such as 3D model brains for understanding neuroanatomy.
• Benefit from guest lecturers who are clinical psychologists and neuroimaging experts.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555