Brain and Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Gain advanced knowledge of the neural, pharmacological and physiological mechanisms underlying behaviour and the approaches used to study them.

  • Explore brain and behaviour presented in a holistic and neuroscientific context, covering a broad range of topics
  • Study on a course taught by research-active staff who are experts in their field
  • Gain practical experience with cutting edge neuroscientific techniques
  • Acquire skills, knowledge and practical experience directly relevant to a research career
  • Enjoy both research- and student-led learning methods
  • Conduct a research project covering the full research arc from study conception to dissemination
Neuroscientific research aims to understand healthy brain function as well as disorders of brain and behaviour in both humans and animals. As a relatively new field of study, which has only been recognised in its own right since the 20th century, it has benefited greatly in recent decades from novel technologies and has diverse applications including education, law and artificial intelligence. This Masters in Brain and Behaviour covers the true breadth of this multidisciplinary field, from ion channels to human behaviour. Through hands on experiential learning, you will gain a cutting-edge grasp of nervous system structure and function and an appreciation of the field's real life applications in the clinic and beyond. You will develop key transferable skills in the design, analysis and presentation of neuroscientific and behavioural studies, equipping you with a strong foundation for pursuing a career in a range of research settings in both academia and the private sector. You will study in state-of-the-art facilities, including psychology and neuroscience labs within the purpose-built Tom Reilly Building. Facilities include:
  • fNIRS
  • 64 and 128 channel EEG
  • psychophysiological measuring equipment, including Skin Conductance (SC), heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • TOBI eye tracker
  • Fully equipped sensory testing laboratories.
You will also be based in the Life Sciences Building, which features brand new, fully equipped molecular and cellular biology laboratories for conducting:
  • gene sequencing and DNA expression analysis
  • protein expression analysis
  • metabolite analysis and tissue culture labs.
This course is currently undergoing its scheduled programme review, which may impact the advertised modules. Programme review is a standard part of the University’s approach to quality assurance and enhancement, enabling us to ensure that our courses remain up to date and maintain their high standard and relevancy. Once the review is completed, this course website page will be updated to reflect any approved changes to the advertised course. These approved changes will also be communicated to those who apply for the course to ensure they wish to proceed with their application. Developed in response to the current Advanced Health Care Practice agenda, this well-established Advanced Healthcare programme enables you to specialise in your area of expertise.

Assessment method

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Your progress will be assessed through practical reports, posters, exams, presentations, blogs and podcasts.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

You will need: -a minimum 2.1 or above in a relevant scientific discipline, such as Psychology, Biology, Zoology, Neurobiology/Neuroscience or Animal Behaviour. Must achieve a 60% or above pass mark in final year research project or -equivalent professional qualifications and experience International requirements: -International students will require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9370 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9370 Year 1
Scotland £9370 Year 1
Wales £9370 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Brain and Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS