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Research Methods in Cognitive Neuropsychology MSc

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  • Objectives
    This Master’s degree provides a distinctively practical and research oriented training in cognitive neuropsychology. You will have the opportunity to work with cognitive neuroscientists who are active in research. You will learn to administer and interpret standardised neuropsychological tests including modern computerised test batteries, as well as developing knowledge and experience of working with single case studies. You will also learn about and evaluate cutting-edge methods such as functional brain imaging, animal research and connectionist modelling.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Students should have a good honours degree (normally a 2.1) in Psychology from a UK institution, or an equivalent overseas qualification. However, in exceptional circumstances, we will consider students with a lower second class (2.2); and also students with a relevant good degree in a related discipline. We welcome applications from UK, EU and overseas students. Overseas students must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.
  • Academic Title
    Research Methods in Cognitive Neuropsychology MSc
  • Course description
    Cognitive neuropsychology is the study of how cognitive functions and processes relate to brain structure and function. It places an emphasis on studying the cognitive consequences of brain injury or neurological illness with the aim of developing models of normal cognitive functioning.

    The course helps you develop the research skills necessary to design a novel study and generate neuropsychological evidence based on data analysis, and to critically appraise published neuropsychological evidence. You will also develop the communicative and writing skills to present and disseminate research findings effectively.

    The programme comprises eight taught modules plus a cognitive neuropsychology research dissertation (four modules). It has a set of mandatory elements, but is flexible enough to allow individual tailoring to particular interests or career aspirations.

    Work placement

    The course involves an apprenticeship placement working with a researching neuropsychologist. This apprenticeship might involve working with a neuropsychologist/neuroscientist member of the University staff as well as a small number of placements working with psychiatrists/neurologists/psychologists in the NHS

    It is especially suitable for those aiming to become researchers in cognitive neuropsychology, study for a PhD, or study clinical or educational psychology.

    Teaching methods
    Teaching includes small group lectures, practical’s, workshops and individual supervision. Assessment is based on coursework, examination, oral presentations, a literature review and the research dissertation.

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