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MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience


Course Description

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
The dissertation project forms the major practical component of the course and provides further experience and training in academic research. Students will work under supervision of an experienced member of staff. As much as possible we will attempt to match students to supervisors with whom they share research interests.

Visit the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience page on the Aston University website for more details!



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(Scholarship)

Ferguson Foundation Scholarship - 7 Awards

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

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure

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

Further Information

http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/postgraduate-study/fees-financial-support/ferguson-foundation-scholarship/



Entry Requirements

Students should hold at least a second class Honours Degree in Psychology or a related field.

Course Fees

£6900 for UK/EU and £16,850 for International students


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