Masters | Postgraduate Course - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience MSc Course Details within University of York

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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience MSc

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MSc: 1 year full-time

The MSc in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience is particularly suited to students interested in the relationship between the development of the mind and the brain. It combines theoretical and empirical grounding in the cognitive and biological mechanisms of developmental change with training of the analytical and practical skills required for undertaking research into cognitive development and its neural bases. 

Module details

The programme combines specifically focused modules relevant for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience with courses teaching general principles of psychological research design, statistics and key transferable skills.

  • Advanced  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Basic Principles in Neuroimaging
  • Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Research Design and Analysis in Neuroimaging
  • Current Questions in Developmental Research

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree (typically a 2:1 or 1st) or an equivalent qualification in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology or related disciplines.

Programme Assessment

Modules are assessed through a variety of different assignments and exams including essays, critical analysis of published papers, presentations, short notes on a range of topics, practical reports, and a dissertation and poster presentation based on the Empirical Project.

Student Destinations

This MSc course prepares students to go on to PhDs in developmental neuroscience, neuroimaging and developmental psychology. Most others opt for research and clinical assistantships to gain further experience before undertaking a PhD or training in Clinical or Educational 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.