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Year of Entry 2019/20
MSc

Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience

Full-time Psychology

Develop a broad range of practical skills essential for working in clinical, healthcare, academic and pharmaceutical industries.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Learn generic and specialised skills including learning brain-behaviour relation and underlying neurophysiological mechanisms and theories
  • Gain hands-on experience with various techniques including EEG, TMS, fMRI recording and analysis, IQ and other clinical psychometric assessments

Designed for graduates of psychology and other related disciplines (biomedical sciences, neuroscience, psychophysiology), this course introduces you to various topics in cognitive neuroscience, normal and abnormal development of perceptual and higher level cognitive functions across the lifespan.

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'The course challenged me to push myself to my full potential, while providing me with a deeper insight into the clinical aspects of psychology and understanding the brain.'

Anna Robson, MSc Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience, 2018 graduate

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Dr Naira Taroyan talk about this course.

The course provides a robust academic framework across the broad spectrum of neuroscience and promotes the application of critical thinking and evaluative reasoning to the topics of study. This multifaceted learning and teaching approach allows for reflection on your own progress utilising peer and tutor feedback.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • E-learning
  • VLE
  • tutorials
  • practical workshops
  • visiting speakers
  • discussion boards
  • research forums
  • personal progress plans

Course leaders and tutors

Naira Taroyan
Naira Taroyan
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Naira is a senior lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology overseeing several undergraduate and postgraduate modules

Applied learning

Work experience

There might be an opportunity to engage with professional consultant neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists and shadow them in their daily routine work as and when required. The students will be contacted on an ad hoc basis, as and when appropriate opportunities emerge, during the service’s ordinary practices.

Live projects

There is the possibility for research placements (subject to availability), where you gain additional experience in various aspects of psychology research and disciplines alongside your independently researched dissertation.

Field trips

You have the opportunity to attend workshops run by experts from relevant professions and fields of work. Examples include private clinical consultants, NHS neuropsychologist, teaching staff from the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course at the University of Sheffield and alumni from our course working in academia and the private sector.


Future careers

This course prepares you for an academic or industrial career using psychological and neuroimaging methods like

  • electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • eye tracking techniques
  • visual psychophysics
  • further cognitive neuroscience postgraduate academic work
  • clinical psychology

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to

  • PhD research
  • postdoctoral research in clinical psychology
  • private research companies

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • EEG and Event Related Potentials (ERPs)
  • BIOPACK
  • psychophysiological measure like Skin Conductance (SC), heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
  • eye movements recorsding

Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need one from

• a second class honours degree or above in psychology

• a relevant undergraduate degree from a non-psychological background such as biosciences or a healthcare related subject

• appropriate practical or work-based experience

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language, you need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Statistics And Design Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Clinical Neuro-Psychopharmacology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Cognitive Neuroscience Dissertation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Cognitive Neuroscience Methods Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Electrophysiology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals In Design And Statistics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Neuron To Neuropathology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Perception And Cognition Across The Lifespan Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2019

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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