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What will I learn?

Overview

The recent advancement in technology that allows us to measure and probe brain function and mechanism means there is a mass of new data to inform our understanding of the brain. Explaining this data and understanding it requires a theoretical framework to work with. Cognitive neuroscience provides this framework and a powerful explanatory basis to understand the mind and its causal relation to the brain. This MSc by Research course will give you the practical skills required to conduct cognitive neuroscience research and the expertise in neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques.

Why study Cognitive Neuroscience MSc by Research at Middlesex University?

This programme will be tailored to your specific needs and requirements through workshops, tutorials and seminars resulting in a thesis in cognitive neuroscience. You will explore the basic neuroscientific principles, methodological approaches and the theoretical framework of cognitive neuroscience. You will further develop and learn new skills of how to practically conduct cognitive neuroscience research.

Our academics are internationally recognised researchers in the field and have expertise in a variety of behavioural, neuroimaging and transcranial neuro-stimulation techniques. You will be encouraged to develop advanced skills in the use of one or more of these techniques for the purposes of designing and conducting a cognitive neuroscience study.

You will have the opportunity to become part of a national and international collaborative research network and pursue a specific research project of your own interest in collaboration with experts in the field.

Careers

How can the Cognitive Neuroscience MSc by Research support your career?

This programme is well suited to those who wish to pursue a career in academia. However, the skills acquired can be applied to a broad range of careers. In particular, those who work in medical, research-based or psychology orientated fields may wish to develop their understanding of how the brain works and how these processes can be measured.

Which department am I in?

Psychology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,400.00 (US$ 15,604) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2022

Venue

Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,

Barnet,

NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

Students need to have an upper second class honours degree 2:1 or above in psychology, neuroscience or related subject. Entry is subject to the proposed project being acceptable. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). TOEFL (IBT): 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

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

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