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International: £13,500 for the course
- 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.
'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
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
- practical workshops
- visiting speakers
- discussion boards
- research forums
- personal progress plans
Course leaders and tutors
Naira is a senior lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology overseeing several undergraduate and postgraduate modules
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.
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.
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.
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
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Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- EEG and Event Related Potentials (ERPs)
- psychophysiological measure like Skin Conductance (SC), heart rate, electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
- eye movements recorsding
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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Advanced Statistics And Design||Credits: 15||
|Module: Clinical Neuro-Psychopharmacology||Credits: 15||
|Module: Cognitive Neuroscience Dissertation||Credits: 60||
|Module: Cognitive Neuroscience Methods||Credits: 30||
|Module: Electrophysiology||Credits: 15||
|Module: Fundamentals In Design And Statistics||Credits: 15||
|Module: Neuron To Neuropathology||Credits: 15||
|Module: Perception And Cognition Across The Lifespan||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
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.Additional costs for Psychology courses (PDF)
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