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Neuroimaging for Research MSc/PgDip/PgCert/PgProfDev

Course Description

Programme description

Neuroimaging research techniques are now in demand from more areas of research that require expert understanding of brain function. These include neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology, informatics, physics, computer science, neuroradiology and linguistics.

This flexible, part-time, online programme allows you to improve your neuroimaging expertise and gain a highly regarded masters qualification, while remaining at work in your field and in your own location.

This distance learning programme is delivered entirely online using a combination of online tuition, multimedia interactive learning materials, peer-to-peer discussion and independent study. A professional team of neuroimaging experts and e-learning technologists will support your progress.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Programme structure

You may choose to study to certificate, diploma or masters level.

Year 1: certificate
You will complete the compulsory courses:

Techniques and Physics
Applications in Disease
Common Image Processing Techniques
Practicalities of MR

Year 2: diploma
You will complete the compulsory courses:

Study Design
Common Image Processing Techniques 2

You will also choose one of the following:

Functional Imaging
Image Analysis
Translational Imaging and Clinical Trials

Year 3: masters
You will complete practical work and assessments.

Postgraduate Professional Development

If you are looking for a shorter course option, we offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit.

You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Career opportunities

This programme is an ideal programme to help you in your neuroimaging research-based career, giving you advanced and well recognised expertise in the field.

Visit the Neuroimaging for Research MSc/PgDip/PgCert/PgProfDev page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, informatics, psychology, physics or a related subject. Students and professionals with a radiography qualification or a medical degree are also welcome to apply.

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