Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree provides in'depth and hands'on research experience in a chosen area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging. It covers: The critical appreciation of existing research and research methods; the practice of running a neuroimaging study; designing, managing and reporting on an extended research project; and subject'specific IT skills. The programme is designed for graduates from psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging or related disciplines who have prior research skills training and who seek to complete a specific, well'defined research project. If you would like to carry out research in any area of psychologically relevant functional neuroimaging, either at PhD level or in the private sector, this degree will prepare you with a range of appropriate research skills and practical experience. Graduates may go on to pursue a PhD and a research career, or to obtain an assistant psychologist position with a view to gaining entry to clinical training.

Course Modules

You take 4 modules and write a supervised extended research dissertation. Modules include: Advanced quantitative methods; generic research skills; neuroimaging methods; structure and measurement of the human brain.

Course Additional Entry

Good degree (2.1 or above) in psychology, neuroscience, medical imaging, biomedical engineering or a relevant discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub'tests and at least 7.0 in writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £19,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £13,375  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MRes £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MRes £6,975  Academic year. First year home fees