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This programme provides an opportunity to undertake intensive training in human cognitive neuropsychopathology and Psychoanalysis by working closely with our Human Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit, a group of internationally recognised cognitive psychologists, clinical and academic neuroscientists.
Teaching follows an integrated approach with courses on neuropsychopathology, cognitive psychology, clinical neuropsychology, Neuropsychoanalysis and brain imaging. You will also receive training in generic research methods within Neuropsychiatry.
Programme structure
This programme comprises two semesters of taught compulsory and optional courses, followed by a dissertation. Optional courses within the area of human cognitive neuroscience can be selected to tailor the programme to your interests. You may also choose your optional courses from a range in associated disciplines, such as individual differences, informatics and psycholinguistics, with permission from the programme director.
Compulsory courses
  • Psychological Research Skills
  • Univariate and Multivariate Statistics and Methodology using R
  • Specialist techniques in psychological research
  • Current topics in psychological research
Option courses
  • Brain Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neuropsychopathology
  • Consciousness and Perceptual Awareness
  • Disorders of Language Functions
  • Eye Movements and Visual Cognition
  • Frontal Lobe Functions
  • Human Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Multisensory Integration
  • Working Memory
  • Imaging Mind and Brain
The dissertation involves conducting a research project under staff supervision. You will produce a written report, which describes your research and interprets your findings.
If you are looking to complete a research dissertation in clinical based environments (interacting with NHS patients) or schools / nurseries, you may be asked to apply for a Research Passport by your supervisor, or you may select a clinical research project that is already in progress within the College.
Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this programme, you will have gained:
  • specialist knowledge within the fields of human cognitive neuropsychology and integrated areas of study, in addition to training in psychobiological research methods
  • an understanding of clinical neuropsychopathology (assessment and rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders), brain imaging, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuropsychoanalysis and critical awareness of cognitive and neuropsychological research and its application to clinical practice
  • a foundation for advanced research within human neurosciences
  • a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of research design and application
  • competency in applying a range of methods and research tools
  • skills in research management, including managing data and conducting and disseminating research in ways consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics.
  • The program is suitable for graduate Medical Doctors or those who have studied or worked in related disciplines who wish to pursue a research-oriented career within cognitive neurosciencies (providing the foundations for later application to a doctoral training programme) or a clinically oriented career in neuropsychology.
  • A ACMP first class honours degree or its international equivalent.
  • International qualifications
  • Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
  • Entry requirements by country
  • English language requirements
  • All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
  • USVI list of majority English speaking countries
  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
  • Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
  • Find out more about our language requirements:
  • English language requirements.
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