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Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type


Course Summary

This course develops a broad range of practical skills essential for working in clinical, healthcare, academic and pharmaceutical industries. 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. 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. There might be a possibility to arrange a six month long work placement in the second semester, working with professional consultant neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists and assisting them in their daily routine work with patients. 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; Previous graduates of this course have gone on to: PhD research; postdoctoral research in clinical psychology; private research companies.

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Full time | Collegiate Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

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Full time


1 year

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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 7,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for highly skilled employment, creative problem-solving and dealing with...more

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