This course gives a unique insight into neuroscience in real world settings. You’ll study alongside our leading neuroscientists with contributions from external academics and professionals, and have access to the department’s excellent neuroscience facilities. You’ll learn to conduct applied neuroscience research projects and acquire practical, hands on experience for your future career. On this course you will:
- Gain practical and hands on experience using neuroscience methodologies and data analysis, with teaching assuming no prior experience with the techniques.
- Complete assessments that have been developed to map on to relevant activities in both academic and industrial settings, which will enhance your employability.
- Engage with contemporary and cutting edge neuroscience research questions and learn to conduct applied neuroscience research projects.
Teaching and learning is delivered primarily through sessions lasting between one and five hours. These typically combine seminar discussions with practical workshops to develop statistical and methodological experience. Where possible, these will be student-led, with participants encouraged to devise exercises engaging with the relevant issues and to direct fellow-students in these experiments. We place emphasis on group discussion and the development of independent thought and analysis appropriate to carry out an independent piece of research of high quality, in an area of interest to you. In some contributing modules, you will give oral presentations which form part of the formative assessment. Summative assessment is usually by written assignment, with an emphasis on developing and demonstrating skills relevant in real world settings (eg posters, grant proposals, podcasts). There are also some written exams, particularly for modules focussing on methodology and statistics.
2:1 Psychology or a related Social Science subject with evidence of having taken and passed methodological and statistics training at degree level. Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects. Applicants will also be considered if there is evidence of relevant work experience or professional qualifications in an associated area, provided they can demonstrate that they have achieved 2:1 level or equivalent in statistics and research method modules.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£14200||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£14200||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£14200||Year 1|