Cognitive NeuroscienceSingleton Park Campus
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Rank: 32 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Singleton Park Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/10/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £18050
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This Master's degree has been designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate study and PhD research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and imaging methods.You will learn how to design, analyse, and evaluate neuroimaging experiments that contribute to our understanding of the brain mechanisms underpinning aspects of cognition and behaviour such as memory, attention, object recognition, neurodegeneration, and brain trauma.You will get in-depth training in cognitive neuroscience research, introducing the principles of neuroimaging and gaining hands-on experience in structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI and fMRI), eletroencephalography (EEG), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Applicants should have a minimum of a UK 2.2 degree in Psychology, or a related discipline. A range of qualifications from international applicants are considered. Students whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.
IELTS: 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Swansea University.
About this university
For international students, there is a wealth of information on the university's website to help them before they arrive in Wales. Once there the help is more hands on and includes information on visas and immigration as well as English language skills. The English language training services is an accredited program to assist those to whom the language isn't their first. There is also help with developing a career after university and finding co-curricular activities. For non-academic matters, there is the ISAS, the International Student Advice Service who are available for matters such as health and wellbeing, bringing families while studying and financial advice. They are based in the Keir Hardie Building within the university. There are plenty of services available to help students make the most of their time at the university. These range from student counselling and health centre to academic success programmes. The campus is one of the few in the UK to have a mosque on site as well as chaplain services. Student run media includes a radio station. The university's International Sports Village is just five minutes' walk from Singleton Park campus and has a host of facilities for the many sports clubs and teams. These include floodlit playing fields, eight-lane track, training centre, lacrosse and cricket pitches, tennis and squash courts and a climbing wall. Next door is the Wales National Pool, a 50-metre pool complying to FINA standards and was used for training for the London 2012 Olympics.