Masters | Postgraduate Course - Cognitive Neuroscience MSc, PG Dip Course Details within University of York

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Cognitive Neuroscience MSc, PG Dip

Study Details

MSc/PgDip: 1 year full-time

This MSc is provided jointly by the Department of Psychology and the York Neuroimaging Centre (YNiC), and recruits contributing faculty from other university departments such as The Hull-York Medical School. The overarching aim of the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at York is to provide a bridge between undergraduate study and PhD research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology and imaging methods.

The course has been developed around training and research using neuroimaging techniques, and the experimental and analytical methods on which they depend.

Module details

Term one
Research Design and Statistics   
Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
Basic Principles in Neuroimaging
Programming in Neuroimaging

Term two
Research Design and Analysis in Neuroimaging
Transferable Skills   

Term three & summer
Empirical Project (MSc)
Literature Review (PgDip)

Entry Requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification, normally in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering or a related numerate discipline, and normally at the level of an upper second class honours award.

Student Destinations

Well over half of our graduates go on to PhDs in neuroimaging, psychology or neuropsychology. Most others opt for research and clinical assistantships to gain further experience before undertaking a PhD or training in Clinical Psychology. In both cases, the distinctive skills they gain through the MSc are highly sought after.

Other career options include business, industry, academia and administration.