Taught course

Education (Neuroscience and Education)

University of Bristol · School of Education

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification). Non-traditional qualifications/routes will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Neuroscience is beginning to influence education across the world. This programme will provide you with the skills and understanding to interrogate and apply insights arising from neuroscience in education.

It is suitable for teachers and practitioners of all subjects, including teachers of children with special needs, educational psychologists, education managers, and policymakers. It is for those who wish to enrich their educational thinking and practice with insights about typical and atypical learning from the sciences of the mind and brain.

The programme also provides an excellent foundation for further research studies, such as a PhD, that involves the ideas and methods of cognitive neuroscience in areas related to education and learning.

You will engage with the latest research literature and debates, including the most recent findings arising from the sciences of mind and brain in areas relevant to education (such as reading, attention, mathematics, language and learning disorders, autism, adolescent development, technology and creativity, along with many other areas). You will become an active researcher who draws on findings from neuroscience, psychology, genetics, and educational research in order to carry out your own small-scale experiments and research studies, leading to the major work of your dissertation.

You will also complete a range of assignments that encourage written, graphical, and oral communication of your ideas. The programme will help you to gain confidence in making critical judgments about research findings, and in debating and discussing issues or ideas in the field of neuroscience and education.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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