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Human Cognitive Neuropsychology MSc, Diploma, Certificate

Human Cognitive Neuropsychology MSc, Diploma, Certificate

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Cognitive Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme description

This programme provides an opportunity to undertake intensive training in human cognitive neuropsychology by working closely with our Human Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit, a group of internationally recognised cognitive psychologists, clinical and academic neuropsychologists including Prof. Sharon Abrahams, Prof. Sergio Della Sala, and Prof. Robert Logie.

Teaching follows an integrated approach with courses on neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, clinical neuropsychology and brain imaging. You will also receive training in generic research methods within psychology.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, you will have gained:

  • specialist knowledge within the fields of human cognitive neuropsychology and integrated areas of study, in addition to training in psychological research methods
  • an understanding of clinical neuropsychology (assessment and rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders), brain imaging, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuropsychology and critical awareness of cognitive and neuropsychological research and its application to clinical practice
  • a foundation for advanced research within human cognitive neuropsychology
  • a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of research design and application
  • competency in applying a range of methods and research tools
  • skills in research management, including managing data and conducting and disseminating research in ways consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics

Career opportunities

The programme is suitable for graduate psychologists or those who have studied or worked in related disciplines who wish to pursue a research-oriented career within cognitive neuropsychology (providing the foundations for later application to a doctoral training programme) or a clinically oriented career in neuropsychology.

Modules

Design and analysis are taught under a unifying framework which shows a) how research problems and design should inform which statistical method to use and b) that all statistical methods are special cases of a more general model. The course concentrates on research designs and analysis for problems in which there is a single outcome variable and would be taught using the general linear model as a framework to design and analysis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, in Psychology. We may also consider students without a psychology degree if you can demonstrate academic study in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, biological psychology and/or clinical psychology, together with a solid preparation in methodology and statistics.