This programme provides specialist training and practical experience in the tools and techniques used in Neuroimaging research with a psychological focus, as well as promoting skills for career and professional development. This course is also an excellent foundation for studies at the PhD level and is accredited by the ESRC (1+3 recognition).
Suitable for: The course is for students interested in a career in Neuroimaging research in this important and growing area, or those whose existing careers would be advanced by specialized training in research methods.
To take into account
Entry requirements * Students should hold at least a second class Honours Degree in Psychology or a related field, from a British university or a qualification of equivalent value. * Students who speak English as a second language must demonstrate good written and spoken English and an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.
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Programme outline and modules
This programme is focused on a specialist taught module and hands-on practical training in the theoretical, practical and clinical aspects of Neuroimaging data collection and analysis.
The course also includes a dissertation project, an original piece of qualitative research carried out under the mentorship of a research sponsor in the spring and summer terms.
Students also complete a core of six compulsory 10-credit modules in Psychological Research methods that provide detailed study and practical experience in psychological research design and analysis and in the development of professional skills.
Learning, teaching & assessment
The course is delivered mainly through lectures, which are normally followed up by laboratory-based practical sessions.
The course is assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations, practical work, oral and written presentations, and the dissertation project.
This course would be ideal for someone wishing to pursue further research in neuroscience.
In addition to writing skills, students will learn how to deliver information concisely in the form of scientific posters and talks as well essential interview and CV writing skills.
Duration of programme: Full-time: 12 months, part-time: Up to 5 years