MSc Education (Neuroscience and Education)Find a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two to three years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Start date||September 2017|
Neuroscience is beginning to influence education across the world. This programme, which is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, will provide you with the skills and understanding to integrate insights from neuroscience and education.
The programme is suitable for teachers of all subjects and across all ages, including teachers of children with special needs, educational psychologists, education managers and policy makers. It is for those who want to enrich their thinking and practice with insights about learning and development from the sciences of the mind and brain.
You will be supported in exploring this exciting new field through:
- engaging with the most up-to-date research literature, including the latest findings arising from the sciences of mind and brain in areas relevant to education. These include reading, mathematics, learning disorders, technology and creativity, but also many other areas;
- becoming an active researcher who draws on findings from neuroscience, psychology, genetics and educational research;
- carrying out your own small-scale experiments and research studies, leading to the major work of your dissertation;
- carrying out assignments that encourage written, graphical and oral communication of your ideas;
- becoming part of a broader community of study and research in the field of neuroscience and education, though lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops;
- becoming confident with argument and discussion in the field of neuroscience and education.
The programme also provides an excellent foundation for further research studies (eg at PhD level) involving the ideas and methods of neuroscience in areas related to education.
Fees for 2017/18
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2017/18
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
- Introduction to Educational Inquiry
- Brain, Mind and Education
- Statistics in Education
- Cognition and Learning
- Issues in Neuroscience and Education
Students following this programme will also be able to take optional units from across the school, such as:
- Psychophysiological Research Methods in Education
- Designing Technologies for learning
- Social and Socio-cultural Psychology
For those who already possess a psychology degree, the option of taking the following units from the Department of Experimental Psychology may also be available:
- Magnetic Resonance Summer School
- Functional Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience Methods
- Applied Neuropsychology
You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Application method||Online application form|
|English language requirements||
Further information about English language requirements
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics:
- Equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
- Visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
- High ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
- Highly employable throughout the world
- Adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community
Read more about the careers of some of our graduates.
We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
Categories 4 and 25 apply. Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol.
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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