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MSc - Master of Science
Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology
Studying Psychology at postgraduate level gives you the opportunity to delve into the methodological and theoretical issues that are considered important in the study of cognitive/neuropsychology. Examine the relationship between brain and mind through the learning about vision, learning and emotion.
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.
What you’ll learn
Build on existing knowledge, abilities and skills by developing both in basic and advanced contemporary statistical and methodological issues in psychology. While studying the relationship between brain and mind, through the understanding of vision, learning, memory, language and memory. Preparing you for doctoral study, an academic career or a job in the NHS as a psychologist/assistant.
About the School of Psychology
As a student within the School of Psychology at Kent, you benefit from our supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.
All of our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research.
Our postgraduate students commonly go into the fields of health, teaching or further education. For instance, many of our graduates take up roles as assistant psychologists in the NHS with a view to becoming a professional clinical or forensic psychologist. Upon completing our Master’s courses, graduates have also pursued doctoral study and academic careers at higher education institutions.
The programmes we offer help you to develop general critical, analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with: a. Adequate level of academic achievement - A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. All applications are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 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: Means and standard deviations; Distributions, hypothesis testing and statistical significance; t-tests; Correlation coefficients; Variables and measurement.
The University of Kent understands students’ passion to progress. Whether gaining advanced skills or joining a global academic research community is their driver, its networks and facilities will help them achieve their ambitions. The university is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and...more