Educational Neuroscience (Joint award with Birkbeck,Univesity of London) (MA, MSc)

the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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full-time, part-time

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About Educational Neuroscience (Joint award with Birkbeck,Univesity of London) at University College London (UCL)

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.
Who is this programme for?

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.
Related topics
  • Language development
  • Literacy development
  • Reading and spelling difficulties
  • The production and comprehension of text.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 10,000-word dissertation.


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
  • teachers
  • PhD students.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMA, MScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree or equivalent.

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