Work alongside world leading researchers. Get hands-on experience with our specialist facilities and gain the skills required to pursue a PhD or research career in cognitive neuroscience or related disciplines.
Our psychology research has been classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
On our course you’ll learn how to interpret and analyse structural and functional neuroimaging (MRI and fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and other datasets, while gaining experience in neuropsychological assessment for clinical and research purposes.
Lectures, seminars and practical workshops will introduce you to current theoretical issues in clinical and cognitive neuroscience. We will explore neuro-anatomy and connectivity and how multiple converging approaches can strengthen the research process.
Your dissertation allows you to independently research an area you are passionate about. Supported by lecturers who are prominent researchers and longstanding members of Cambridge’s world-renowned research community.
On successful completion of this course you'll be able to: • understand the principles of research design and strategy within the fields of cognitive and clinical neuroscience • understand how to formulate researchable problems and develop an appreciation of alternative approaches to research • understand a range of research methods and tools, including structural and functional neuroimaging (MRI and fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and neuropsychological assessment • understand current theoretical issues in clinical and cognitive neuroscience and the ways in which different methods are employed to address them • manage research, including the process of research and its dissemination in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics
Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months. Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.
You could pursue further postgraduate study or research, work for universities, hospitals or research units active in cognitive psychology and/or the brain sciences. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Psychology PhD.
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We’ll assess your theoretical and applied understanding using essays, portfolios, exams, computer-based processing of brain imaging data, statistical data analysis and your dissertation.
You can use several dedicated, sound attenuated research laboratories, equipped with networked computers, as well as: an observation laboratory, including a two-way mirror; an electroencephalography (EEG) laboratory; an eye-tracking laboratory; a psycholinguistics laboratory; a psychometrics laboratory and a psychoneuroimmunology laboratory.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.