This interdisciplinary course offers an introduction to standard and advanced neuroimaging methods and its biomedical applications as well as an overview of basic and clinical neuroscience.
Methods covered are structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), MR spectroscopy, magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and their respective image analysis techniques.
The MSc comprises 180 credits with four taught modules and seminars earning 100 credits. The individual research portfolio (placement and hands-on research project) comprise 80 credits.
The syllabus is delivered via a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars and a hands-on tutorials which will comprise 120 credits. The hands-on research project comprises 60 credits which are awarded on completion of the research and submission of the dissertation to the required standard.
Those looking for a more specific qualification can opt for the Postgraduate Diploma in Translational Neuroimaging comprising 120 credits or the Postgraduate Certificate which comprises 60 credits.
Students will have access to high-specification computers for advanced image analysis tasks.
Full-time students will be provided with laptops to complete coursework and for hands-on assignments and will have access to high-specification PCs for advanced image analysis tasks.
We use a variety of assessment methods: essays, lab reports, dissertation, seminar presentation, and project report. Students receive individual feedback and mentoring in addition to supervision of the chosen research project.
The course will last for one year of full-time study, or two years part-time, with the majority of the taught modules taking up the first half of the course.
The research project will be completed over the summer and research placements are flexible, taking place at any time during the course of study.
More information on study and assessment regulations can be found in the University's Quality Manual.