Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience MSc

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

£ 6,100 - (Rs 5,00,913)

Important information

  • Master
  • Cambridge (England)
  • Duration:
    12 Months
  • When:
    October 2017
    other dates

Work alongside world leading researchers. Get hands-on experience with our specialist facilities and gain the skills required to pursue a PhD or research career in cognitive neuroscience or related disciplines.

Our psychology research has been classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

On our course you’ll learn how to interpret and analyse structural and functional neuroimaging (MRI and fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and other datasets, while gaining experience in neuropsychological assessment for clinical and research purposes.

Lectures, seminars and practical workshops will introduce you to current theoretical issues in clinical and cognitive neuroscience. We will explore neuro-anatomy and connectivity and how multiple converging approaches can strengthen the research process.

Your dissertation allows you to independently research an area you are passionate about. Supported by lecturers who are prominent researchers and longstanding members of Cambridge’s world-renowned research community.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

You could pursue further postgraduate study or research, work for universities, hospitals or research units active in cognitive psychology and/or the brain sciences.

Requirements: Either 2.2 in BA or BSc Psychology with Graduate Basis for Recognition (GBR) for the British Psychology Society (BPS) OR 2.1 or above in non-accredited BA or BSc Psychology (or closely related discipline, e.g., Health Psychology, Joint honours Psychology, or Neuropsychology). If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Where and when

Starts Location
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Development
Clinical Research
Cognitive Science
Skills and Training
Cognitive neuroscience
Clinical Neuroscience

Course programme

Core modules
  • Imaging and Diagnostics in Cognitive NeuroscienceYou'll learn about the strengths and limitations of the various techniques currently available to investigate the relationship between mind and brain (functional and structural neuroimaging (MRI and PET), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and neuropsychological approaches. You'll cover the methodological foundations of cognitive neuroscience will, including brain neuroanatomy, neuropsychological assessment, and functional neuroimaging.
  • Current Theoretical Issues in Cognitive NeuroscienceIn this module cover the theoretical foundations of the cognitive neuroscience approach and will address many of the leading topics in the field. These include memory and learning, face and visual object processing, language, central executive function and intelligence. The module will cover past and present research, although the emphasis will be on currently unresolved theoretical debates.
  • Issues in Scientific ResearchThis module introduces many of the historical, contextual and epistemological issues that affect the science of psychology. You will learn about research directed by political and social desires through research funding. Additionally, this module will equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in research and will directly help with your dissertation.
  • Quantitative Research MethodsDevelop a critical understanding of the principles of data collection and analysis for psychology and consider the theoretical basis of advanced quantitative methods. You’ll analyse example data sets such as ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, multiple linear regression, effect size, and factor analysis. These chosen statistical methods have been directed by the Economic and Social Research Council's Postgraduate Training Guidelines (fourth and fifth editions).
  • DissertationYou'll chose an independent research topic from an area of expertise within our department (subject to availability of suitable supervision) and will conduct a significant research project in that area which may involve a literature review, data collection, analysis and a write-up.

We’ll assess your theoretical and applied understanding using essays, portfolios, exams, computer-based processing of brain imaging data, statistical data analysis and your dissertation.

Additional information

Course duration:
Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months. Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months. Part-time teaching times: Trimester 1: Fridays 10am-5pm; Trimester 2: Fridays 1pm-4pm (Teaching would extend to Fridays 1pm-6pm in Trimester 2, if required)


UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £6,100

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,050

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £11,700