Birkbeck, University of London: Educational Neuroscience

InstitutionBirkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Psychological Sciences
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

Offered jointly by Birkbeck and UCL's Institute of Education, this Master's degree provides experience of both in-depth theory and hands-on research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience. It covers:

- the critical appreciation of existing research and research methods

- running a neuroimaging study

- the biological basis of learning and development in children and its implications for the classroom

- the relation between genes, brain and cognitive development

- managing and reporting on an extended research project

- subject-specific IT skills.

The MA is ideal for teachers, educational psychologists and policy-makers who wish to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary education and neuroscience that can inform their continuing practice.

If you would like to carry out research in the emerging area of educational neuroscience or any area of developmental psychology, education or developmental cognitive neuroscience, either at PhD level or in the private sector, then the MSc will prepare you with a range of appropriate research skills and practical experience.

**HIGHLIGHTS**
- This course leads to a joint award from the UCL Institute of Education's Department of Psychology and Human Development and Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences, and is taught across the two adjacent sites.

- You will have the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers in developmental cognitive neuroscience, genetics, neuroimaging, education and cognitive development and learning, and to attend research seminars organised by Birkbeck, the Institute of Education and a number of other local research centres and institutes.

- Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. Psychological research at Birkbeck has also ranked fifth in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality.

- Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

- ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study.

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Introduction
Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics ...

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