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Cognitive Psychology / Neuropsychology - MSc

Cognitive Psychology / Neuropsychology - MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc programme provides an overview and critical evaluation of the major issues, investigative strategies, and empirical findings of recent attempts to integrate these different approaches to 'brain cognition'. 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. The programme gives you a detailed understanding of the major analytic techniques and research methodologies employed by cognitive psychologists and neuropsychologists. Study a range of general, historical, theoretical and philosophical issues underlying the discipline that will equip you with specialist knowledge and systematic understanding and prepare you for a career in academia or as a practising psychologist.

This programme aims to: foster your intellectual development by providing you with specialised knowledge of a range of theoretical approaches to cognitive psychology/neuropsychology and statistical and methodological expertise in order that you should be well equipped to make your own original contribution to psychological knowledge; provide teaching that is informed by current research and scholarship and that requires you to engage with aspects of work at the frontiers of knowledge; help you to develop research skills and transferable skills in preparation for entering academic or other careers as psychologists; satisfy the academic requirements of the knowledge base specified by the British Psychological Society; enable you to manage your own learning and to carry out independent research; help you to develop general critical, analytic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of settings. 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.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

All students undertake a supervised empirical research project in an area of psychology relevant to their chosen MSc programme, and submit it as a typed dissertation of 8,000-10,000 words. The aim of the dissertation is to test the student's ability to plan, execute, analyse, and report a piece of independent research in the relevant setting. The dissertation requires detailed theoretical knowledge of the discipline, an appreciation of the ways in which that knowledge has been applied in previous research and practice, and the methodological and statistical skills to set up a scientific investigation. Supervision is provided by the principal teaching staff and by other appropriate staff with research interests in a student's chosen area.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with: Adequate level of academic achievement - A final degree classification (grade average) of at least a 2.1 or Merit in the UK system (the second highest classification after First/Distinction). Results from institutions in other countries will be assessed individually according to this standard or 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. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.