Taught course

Cognitive Psychology/Neuropsychology

Institution
University of Kent · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with: a. Adequate level of academic achievement A final degree classification (grade average) of at least a 2.1 or Merit in the UK system (the second highest classification after First/Distinction). Results from institutions in other countries will be assessed individually according to this standard. Your existing degree does not have to be in psychology as long as the statistics training requirement is met (please see below). If it is in a different subject, or if it is not accredited by the British Psychological Society, please ask your academic referee to complete the Pro-forma for Cognitive Psychology and email it to psypgadmissions@kent.ac.uk. b. Statistics and research methods training in the social sciences This programme includes a one-year statistics sequence which you must normally pass in order to receive your award. The teaching assumes that you are familiar with the following topics: 1. Means and standard deviations 2. Distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical significance 3. t-tests 4. Correlation coefficients 5. Variables and measurement Therefore, your existing degree transcript should note that you have taken and passed a minimum of one term each in statistics and social science research methods courses (or two terms of a joint statistics and research methods course).

Psychology

Months of entry

September

Course content

Examine how cognitive psychological, neuropsychological, neurobiological and computer science approaches can be combined to understand how the human mind/brain solves a variety of complex problems, such as recognising objects, remembering previous experiences, reading, speaking and reasoning.

The programme gives you a detailed understanding of the major analytic techniques and research methodologies employed by cognitive psychologists and neuropsychologists. Study a range of general, historical, theoretical and philosophical issues underlying the discipline that will equip you with specialist knowledge and systematic understanding and prepare you for a career in academia or as a practising psychologist.

Course structure
You study three compulsory modules and two optional modules. The compulsory modules are:

SP827 involves a seminar schedule integrated with lectures from internal speakers and external speakers from different universities in the UK and Europe.

Teaching and Assessment

The programme mainly involves lecture and seminar based teaching. In addition, particular option units (such as computational modelling) require 'hands-on' experience and learning of particular skills. Staff contact time is eight hours per week. You are expected to study for 1,800 hours over 45 weeks.

Assessment is mainly by coursework assignment (4-6,000 word essays), examination (for the Advanced Statistics and Methodology module only), plus the dissertation.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Psychology
Email
psypgadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 824775