Taught course

Education (Neurosciences Education)

University of Bristol · Graduate School of Education

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Neuroscience is beginning to influence education across the world. This programme, which is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, will provide you with the skills and understanding to integrate insights from neuroscience and education.

The programme is suitable for teachers of all subjects and across all ages, including teachers of children with special needs, educational psychologists, education managers and policy makers. It is for those who want to enrich their thinking and practice with insights about learning and development from the sciences of the mind and brain.

You will be supported in exploring this exciting new field through:

  • engaging with the most up-to-date research literature, including the latest findings arising from the sciences of mind and brain in areas relevant to education. These include reading, mathematics, learning disorders, technology and creativity, but also many other areas;
  • becoming an active researcher who draws on findings from neuroscience, psychology, genetics and educational research;
  • carrying out your own small-scale experiments and research studies, leading to the major work of your dissertation;
  • carrying out assignments that encourage written, graphical and oral communication of your ideas;
  • becoming part of a broader community of study and research in the field of neuroscience and education, though lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops;
  • becoming confident with argument and discussion in the field of neuroscience and education.

The programme also provides an excellent foundation for further research studies (eg at PhD level) involving the ideas and methods of neuroscience in areas related to education.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £6,400 Part time: £ 3,200
International students

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Services Office
+44 (0) 117 331 4491