This masters degree will:
- introduce methods and findings from the emerging field of educational neuroscience
- enable students from a variety of backgrounds to appraise and apply these findings
- develop understanding of key issues in educational neuroscience and the application of neuroscience to education
- develop your understanding of research processes and give you the opportunity to undertake research in educational neuroscience.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- be taught by staff with a wide range of expertise in psychology of education and developmental cognitive neuroscience
- benefit from strong links with psychological expertise in other colleges of the University of London, especially Birkbeck.
Graduates of psychology or a related discipline (education, social science, cognitive science, speech/communication science, neuroscience) who want to progress to research careers or professional training, or to engage in professional development.Entry requirements
A good first degree or equivalent.How to apply
This programme leads to a joint award from the Institute of Education Department of Psychology and Human Development and Birkbeck Department of Psychological Sciences, and is taught across the two adjacent sites. Birkbeck administer the application process.
For an application form, and more information including fees, visit the Educational Neuroscience entry on the Birkbeck website.Core topics
- Issues in educational neuroscience
- Cognitive development and learning
- Advanced quantitative methods
- Methods in neuroimaging
- Developmental cognitive science
- Genetics of development.
- Language development
- Literacy development
- Reading and spelling difficulties
- The production and comprehension of text.
By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 10,000-word dissertation.Attendance
Face-to-face daytime or evening sessions. Attendance may vary depending on your choice of optional modules.Where do our students go?
Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:
- research assistants
- PhD students.