M.Sc. Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience

University of Sheffield


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Tuition fee:
  • € 6,525 / Year (EEA)
  • € 19,040 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Working closely with specialist scientists, you'll develop the skills to investigate and understand human behaviour.

About the course
1 year full time

Cognitive neuroscience relates cognitive and behavioural functions to the underlying brain systems. Computational neuroscience uses data to construct rigorous computational models of brain function. Put them together and these new disciplines are the key to explaining the relationship between brain and behaviour.

You'll develop a broad and critical understanding of these two fields, along with an appreciation of different approaches to understanding brain function. Your range of computational and analytical skills, and an ability to generate and test hypotheses, will give you an excellent foundation for further research.

Where your masters can take you
You'll develop the skills and knowledge for all sorts of careers. Many of our graduates continue to PhD level. Others work as research associates and assistant psychologists.

Throughout your course, you'll have frequent reviews with your tutor to discuss your learning needs and objectives.

Contents

Core modules
* Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience
* Computational Neuroscience 1 and 2
* Fundamentals of Neuroscience
* Mathematical Modelling and Research Skills
* Current Issues in Systems Neuroscience
* Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience
* Brain Imaging

Teaching
* Lectures
* Seminars
* Laboratory classes

Assessment
* Examinations
* Extensive empirical research project

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