School of Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience

(MSc) Cognitive Neuroscience

Entry for 2013

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 7 (Masters) in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course learning outcomes

Demonstrate an ability to conduct a significant research project in the area

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of how studies of the brain can inform models of cognition and vice versa

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of theories of how the brain supports social behaviour

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of the role of neuroscience in understanding consciousness

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of cognitive impairment and individual differences in cognition

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness and comprehensive understanding of brain imaging techniques (fMRI)

Show evidence of advanced scholarship that enables the student to demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in research

Show evidence of advanced scholarship that enables the student to evaluate the conceptual foundations of psychology as a science

Show evidence of advanced scholarship that enables the student to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses

Show evidence of advanced scholarship that enables the student to conduct a wide range of statistical analyses in order to test hypotheses and make valid inferences

Use the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility

Use the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations

Use the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn TeachingCoreEthics, Philosophy and Methods of Research (301C8)157
  CoreLinear Models in Statistics (976C8)157
  CoreSocial Neuroscience (994C8)157
  CoreTopics in Cognitive Neuroscience (901C8)157
 Spring TeachingCoreDrug Addiction and its Treatment (918C8)157
  CoreFunctional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (954C8)157
  CoreNeuroscience of Consciousness (993C8)157
 Spring & Summer TeachingCoreResearch Dissertation (935C8)607

Part-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn TeachingCoreLinear Models in Statistics (976C8)157
  CoreTopics in Cognitive Neuroscience (901C8)157
 Spring TeachingCoreDrug Addiction and its Treatment (918C8)157
  CoreFunctional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (954C8)157
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn TeachingCoreEthics, Philosophy and Methods of Research (301C8)157
  CoreSocial Neuroscience (994C8)157
 Spring TeachingCoreNeuroscience of Consciousness (993C8)157
 Spring & Summer TeachingCoreResearch Dissertation (935C8)607

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