This degree programme is unique through its dual emphasis on specialist training in the area Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as on generic, transferable research skills for career and professional development.
The course is based on a core curriculum of six taught modules and a research dissertation. The taught modules provide a detailed and critical understanding of contemporary research and analysis methods used in Cognitive Neuroscience, as well as generic professional development and research-related communication skills.
Students will acquire comprehensive research experience from working with researchers of international standing. The programme is especially recommended to graduates who want to: -Specialise in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience -Continue to do a PhD, or get a feel for research before embarking on a PhD -Enhance their CV by a research-related Masters qualification
Modules and content: -Introduction into Cognitive Neuroscience -Mini-project in Cognitive Neuroscience -Advanced Statistical Analysis -Advanced Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience -Advanced EEG and MEG Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience -Communication skills in Research / Professional Development
In addition, students will complete a -Research Dissertation
Learning, teaching & assessment
The course is delivered mainly through lectures, which are often followed up by laboratory-based practical sessions. The course is assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations, practical work, oral and written presentations, and the dissertation project.
Career prospects & Personal Development
This programme is designed to provide postgraduate-level education and training for graduates who want to specialise in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience, continue to do a PhD, or enhance their CV by a research-related Masters qualification.
Previous students on this programme have moved on to: -PhD studies: destinations of recently successful PhD applicants include Aston, Cardiff, Derby, Liverpool, Sussex and Warwick -Research-related roles: e.g. Research Assistant, Data Analyst (for example for the NHS) -Education: e.g. Science Teacher, Educational Consultant
The scholarships are available to students applying to on campus programmes offered in the School of Life & Health Sciences. The Ferguson Scholarships apply to the following programmes:MSc in Biomedical Sciences MSc Molecular Biotechnology MSc Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine MSc Health and Disease MSc in Drug Delivery MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc in Pharmacokinetics MSc in Pharmacology MSc in Health Psychology MRes in Cognitive Neurosciences If successful, you will receive a scholarship of approximately £12,000 towards the cost of your MSc course fees. You will have to contribute £3,000 (approx) towards your MSc tuition fees.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Between £9,000 and £12,000
The School of Life & Health Sciences is offering 7 scholarships to students from Africa and South America. Scholarships are supported by the Ferguson Foundation which is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider study in the UK.
To be considered you must fulfill the following:Be a National from an African or South American country and submit a concise 1,000-1,500 word essay explaining how you and your home country will benefit from the skills and knowledge you will acquire in the MSc course you have applied for.
You must be in receipt of an offer for one of the above programmes prior to applying for the scholarship.Once you have received your offer you can send your scholarship application to [email protected]
We will consider applications from candidates with a good Honours Degree (usually a 2.1 or above) in Psychology or a related field, for example Biology. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.
Recipient: Aston University
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