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International/EU: £16,385 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 data 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
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How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
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 TaroyanSenior Lecturer in Psychology
Naira is a senior lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology overseeing several undergraduate and postgraduate modules
There is the possibility to gain research experience (subject to availability) such as writing a literature review, data collection and analysis by working on a research project alongside a member of academic staff.
Sheffield Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (SCBIRT) offers occasional visits and other learning opportunities with limited places.
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 through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
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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 movement recordings
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 human 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.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|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 students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
† 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home 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, 216.3KB)
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