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The Cognitive Neuroscience MSc at UCL is a research-led, state-of-the-art degree programme on mental processes in the human brain. The programme brings together some of the world's leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology. What and how will I learn? Students learn about the relationship between the mind and the brain in patients and healthy individuals, alongside the ideas, methodology, and current state of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience. They receive case demonstrations of brain-damaged patients, insights into transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation, and experience with functional neuroimaging techniques. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core courses (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. Core Modules Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience Experimental Design and Statistics: Advanced Quantitative Methods Structure and Measurement of the Human Brain Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience I: Lesion Approaches Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience II: Neuroimaging Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience I: Fundamental Processes Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience II Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience III: Translational Research Dissertationreport All students undertake an empirical research project in the area of cognitive neuroscience, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.icn.ucl.ac.ukMSC-in-Cognitive-Neuroscienceindex.php The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, student-lead seminar presentations, laboratory-based methods and statistics classes and departmental seminars, and is taught by experts in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology. Assessment is through written reports, essays, unseen written examination and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? UCL is among the principal research centres in the world in this area and offer an ideal environment to study cognitive neuroscience. Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Together they create an outstanding and vibrant environment, taking advantage of cutting-edge resources such as a behavioural neuroscience laboratory, a centre for brain imaging, and extensive laboratories for research in speech and language, perception, and cognition. Opportunities for graduate students to work with world-renowned researchers exist in all areas of investigation. The division offers a supportive environment including numerous specialist seminars, workshops, and guest lectures. Your future career Many students on the programme will go on to pursue PhDs and research careers in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology. The programme also provides a basis for the application of this research in applied settings in a range of areas including marketing, teaching, and consultancy. Other students have been successful in obtaining Assistant Psychologist positions, with a view to gaining entry onto a clinical training programme. Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for students with a background in a relevant scientific discipline, such as neuroscience, linguistics, biomedical science, philosophy, natural sciences, anatomy, medicine, speech sciences, physiology, cognitive science, or computer science, or for those with at least three years relevant experience in a medical, neuroimaging, or neuropsych
The Cognitive Neuroscience MSc at UCL is a research-led, state-of-the-art degree programme on mental processes in the human brain. The programme brings together some of the world's leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology. What and how will I learn? Students learn about the relationship between the mind and the brain in patients and healthy individuals, alongside the ideas, methodology, and current state of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience. They receiv...