Birkbeck, University of London: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (MA/MSc)

InstitutionBirkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Psychological Sciences
Telephone 020 7631 6535
Study type Taught


This specialist Master's degree brings together some of the world's leading researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology from centres such as the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Brain and Behaviour Lab and the Birkbeck/UCL Centre for Neuroimaging.

You will examine how theories of cognitive function can be informed by evidence from converging neuroimaging methods, such as functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology and transcranial magnetic stimulation, as well as from neuropsychological, patient-based techniques.

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The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.

ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study.

Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

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Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree (2.1 Honours or above) in psychology, neuroscience or a relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.


1 examination, statistics worksheets, 1 research presentation, 6 essays or equivalent work of 2000-2500 words, 1 critical literature review of 10,000 words.


You take 8 modules and complete an extended critical literature review.

Advanced Quantitative Methods;
Cognitive, Affective, and Social Neuroscience;
Development Cognitive Neuroscience;
Generic Research Skills;
MA Psychology Research Dissertation;
Neurocases and Clinical Assessments;
Neuroimaging Methods;
Sensorimotor Processes and Attention;
Structure and Measurement of the Human Brain .

Location Bloomsbury Campus
Malet Street


EU 7950 GBP for Year 1
England 7950 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7950 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7950 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7950 GBP for Year 1
International 14450 GBP for Year 1

Birkbeck, University of London

Postgraduate courses at Birkbeck Birkbeck, University of London is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education. Birkbeck provides the highest quality postgraduate teaching by world-class academics engaged in cutting-edge research. Over 90% of Birkbeck academics are research-active – the highest rate for any multi-faculty institution in London. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed the College’s status as a world-class research and teaching institution. Birkbeck entered over 90 per cent of its eligible staff into the RAE and the College was ranked in the top ...

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