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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Master's degree provides experience of both in-depth theory and hands-on research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience. The MA is ideal for teachers, educational psychologists and policy-makers who wish to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary education and neuroscience that can inform their continuing practice.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go in to careers in psychology, education and policy development. Possible professions include child/youth psychologist or teacher. This degree can also be useful in becoming a special educational needs teacher, learning mentor, or youth worker.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module illustrates how the typical and atypical development of cognitive abilities could be yoked to the processes of brain development. The module will begin with a review of basic brain development during infancy and childhood and neuroimaging methods for use with developmental populations. It will then survey the development of cognitive abilities in a number of target domains across a range of typically and atypically developing populations (eg children with autism, William's syndrome, Down's syndrome, ADHD). The module adopts an information processing approach. In each lesson, you will be asked to reflect on how the abilities in the current lesson could be accounted for in terms of neural development and the development of information processing abilities studied in previous lessons.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need a good degree (a 2:1 or above) in psychology, social science, cognitive science, speech/communication science, neuroscience or related disciplines. Applicants with a good undergraduate or postgraduate degree in education but no previous background in psychology or science will be required to complete the Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology (which covers psychology, neuroscience, and research methods) before applying for the MSc/MA Educational Neuroscience. Ideally students should have a background in both cognitive neuroscience and education. Relevant practical and professional experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more