Birkbeck, University of London: Functional Neuroimaging

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

Summary

Birkbeck's Department of Psychological Sciences has an outstanding, world-class research tradition in functional neuroimaging and this Master's degree provides in-depth, hands-on research experience in a chosen area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging. You will be taught by academic researchers who are conducting their own cutting-edge research within world-renowned research institutes and groups. You will therefore gain exposure to neuroimaging set-ups specifically designed for studying development.

You will build a critical appreciation of existing research and research methods, while also developing essential practical skills, such as running a neuroimaging study and designing, managing and reporting on an extended research project. You will also develop subject-specific IT skills.

The course is designed for graduates in psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging or related disciplines who have prior research skills training and who want to complete a specific, well-defined research project. If you would like to carry out research in any area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging, either at PhD level or in the private sector, this degree will prepare you by giving you the research skills and practical experience you need.

This programme combines Birkbeck’s strengths in cognitive neuroscience with children and adults, in both typical and atypical populations. You will get extensive hands-on training in one of several neuroimaging methods available within the Department, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiological measure (EEG, ERP, ERO), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). You will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars organised by the Department and other world-class research centres and institutes in central London.

**HIGHLIGHTS**
- Offers hands-on training in cutting-edge behavioural and imaging neuroscience techniques in an environment of groundbreaking research.

- The Department of Psychological Sciences has a long-standing, internationally respected tradition of research in functional neuroimaging, with an outstanding international reputation in all aspects of cognitive neuroscience, especially developmental cognitive neuroscience.

- You will have the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers in functional neuroimaging and attend research seminars organised by the Department and a number of other 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 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.

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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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