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What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Learn generic and specialised skills including learning brain-behaviour relation and underlying neurophysiological mechanisms and theories
  • Gain hands-on experience with various techniques including EEG, TMS, fMRI recording and analysis, IQ and other clinical psychometric assessments

Designed for graduates of psychology and other related disciplines (biomedical sciences, neuroscience, psychophysiology), this course introduces you to various topics in cognitive neuroscience, normal and abnormal development of perceptual and higher level cognitive functions across the lifespan.

How you learn

The course provides a robust academic framework across the broad spectrum of neuroscience and promotes the application of critical thinking and evaluative reasoning to the topics of study. This multifaceted learning and teaching approach allows for reflection on your own progress utilising peer and tutor feedback.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • E-learning
  • VLE
  • tutorials
  • practical workshops
  • visiting speakers
  • discussion boards
  • research forums
  • personal progress plans

Future careers

This course prepares you for an academic or industrial career using psychological and neuroimaging methods like

  • electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • eye tracking techniques
  • visual psychophysics
  • further cognitive neuroscience postgraduate academic work
  • clinical psychology

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,460.00 (14,71,007) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Collegiate Campus

Collegiate Crescent,

Sheffield,

S10 2BP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate taught programmes: a first degree or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an HND or higher education diploma with substantial work experience in an appropriate field; successful completion of a recognised pre-Masters course. The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD): Masters Degree from a recognised university. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

For international students

Students need one from: a second class honours degree or above in psychology; a relevant undergraduate degree from a non-psychological background such as biosciences or a healthcare related subject; appropriate practical or work-based experience. Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses