This Master's degree provides in-depth and hands-on research experience in a chosen area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging. It covers: the critical appreciation of existing research and research methods; the practice of running a neuroimaging study; designing, managing and reporting on an extended research project; and subject-specific IT skills.
The programme is designed for graduates from psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging or related disciplines who have prior research skills training and who seek to complete a specific, well-defined research project. If you would like to carry out research in any area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging, either at PhD level or in the private sector, this degree will prepare you with a range of appropriate research skills and practical experience.
The Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding world-class research tradition in functional neuroimaging. This programme combines Birkbeck’s strengths in cognitive neuroscience with children and adults, in both typical and atypical populations. You will get extensive hands-on training in one of several neuroimaging methods available within the department, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), electrophysiological measure (EEG, ERP, ERO), Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). You will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars organised by the department and a number of other local research centres and institutes.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
Taught by members of world-renowned research groups at the Department of Psychological Sciences. Offers hands-on training in cutting-edge behavioural and imaging neuroscience techniques. Exposure to neuroimaging set-ups specifically designed for studying development. The Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding research tradition, with an outstanding international reputation in all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, and especially developmental cognitive neuroscience. You will have the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers in functional neuroimaging, and attend research seminars organised by the department and a number of other local research centres and institutes. Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked 5th in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality.
Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.
Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent.
Postgraduate Support Scheme for final-year undergraduates (full-time)
We are pleased to announce that, for October 2015 entry, Birkbeck has a limited number of new £10,000 postgraduate scholarships. These scholarships are for students progressing from a full-time undergraduate degree to a part-time Master’s degree starting in 2015/16.
Value of Scholarship(s)
To be eligible for the scholarship you must be:Starting a 2-year part-time taught Master’s degree in 2015/16 Domiciled in the UK/EU Progressing from an undergraduate course for which you were charged the higher tuition fee (applicable since 2012–13) Studying at postgraduate Master’s level for the first time
If you want to apply for this support, you must follow these steps:Submit an application for your intended course Submit an application for the Postgraduate Support Scheme
Good degree (2:1 or above) in psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging, biomedical engineering or a relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing
Part-time home/EU students: £ 7325 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 14250 pa
Recipient: Birkbeck, University of London
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