MSc Education (Neuroscience and Education)

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Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time;
two or three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

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 and developing 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 (including reading, mathematics, learning disorders, technology and creativity, along with 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 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£7,000
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£3,500
Overseas: full-time
£16,400
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£7,000

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

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 2018/19

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Our education master's degrees enable students to design a tailored programme of study suited to their cultural and learning needs. Students on this programme will be able to specialise and receive an award in a particular disciplinary area.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc Education (Neuroscience and Education).

Alternatively, you can design your own pathway by opting not to specialise. Core units can be taken from across the different specialisms and from our bank of optional units to build a tailored programme of study, resulting in an award of MSc Education.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent qualification).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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 education 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 education graduates.

How to apply
Application deadline:

We welcome applications at any time of year. Early application is advised as places may fill quickly.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol; in particular, the scores for subject areas 4 and 25.


Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Student Services Office Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 4491 Email: ed-masters-admiss@bristol.ac.uk

School of Education
University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1JA
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/study/masters/

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