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Neuroimaging MSc

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Overview

Our Neuroimaging MSc course programme will provide you with training in all the scientific and methodological aspects of Neuroimaging. It has a strong focus on applied Neuroimaging, including practical experience of scanning techniques and analysis methodologies. You will develop the broad set of skills that are essential to anybody wanting to work in the competitive world of Neuroimaging.


Key benefits

  • Interdisciplinary research environment, which specialises in a world-leading combination of application-oriented brain imaging and analysis techniques. Neuroimaging is today one of the most successful research fields within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.
  • Breadth of applications, including psychiatry, neurology, psychology, clinical neuroscience, neuroscience and beyond.
  • Based in the state-of-the-art Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, with direct access to five MR scanners (one 1.5T, three 3T and one preclinical 7T) and to an EEG lab.
  • Strong partnerships with sister hospitals, industries and other research centres hosting complementary technologies, such as PET, MEG, CT, Ultrasound and Stem Cell Imaging.
  • World-class team of academic physicists and methodologists, as well as leading psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and clinical psychologists.
  • Extensive collaboration within King’s and with other universities and industries.
  • Lectures given by experts in their field providing students with in-depth knowledge of their subject areas.
  • Strong practical and experiential course components aimed at immersing students in all aspects of day-to-day neuroimaging techniques and their applications.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, September to September.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180 / ECTS 90

Course intake 21 FT.

Course leaders

Dr Vincent Giampietro 

 

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Programme Adminsitrator: Milena Rodriguez 

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Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

DepartmentDepartment of Neuroimaging

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Course detail

Description

Our Neuroimaging course aims to train the neuroimaging researchers of tomorrow by focusing on teaching you the scientific and methodological aspects of neuroimaging techniques in parallel to their application to psychiatry, neurology, psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and beyond.

In addition to theoretical approaches, our course  has a strong applied element, which will allow you to gain practical experience of scanning techniques, with a focus on the skills needed to run a scanning session and to analyse and interpret the data produced. It also includes visits to other centres providing PET, MEG and NIRS among other imaging techniques.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

For information on open events visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/study/prospective-students/opendays.aspx

 

Course format and assessment

Format 

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and field work.

Introduction to Neuroimaging

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (20 hours) | Self-study time (245 hours) 

Neuroimaging Acquisition and Analysis

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (20 hours) | Self-study time (245 hours) 

Applications of Neuroimaging

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (20 hours) | Self-study time (245 hours) 

Practical Neuroimaging

Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (50 hours) | Self-study time (210 hours) 

Neuroimaging Research Project

Lectures (0 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (0 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (0 hours) | Self-study time (600 hours) 

Assessment 

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

Examination (50%) | Coursework (30%) | Practical (20%) 

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change. 

Extra information

Regulating body
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

Other related courses

Neuroscience MSc 

Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

A minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in biomedical or related sciences, psychology, neuroscience, physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics or in another scientific subject. Applications from those working in medicine or professions allied to medicine are also welcome.

Application procedure

Applications are normally processed within two weeks of the receipt of the applicant’s completed references. All applicants are welcome to visit the department by arrangement. Please call or email us to arrange this. After review of the initial application, the admissions tutor may invite selected candidates to interview. It will be possible for overseas applicants to make arrangements to be interviewed via Skype or phone.

Personal statement and supporting information

These form part of the application process.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £10,950 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Full time overseas fees: £25,950 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Part time UK fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

 Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

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Career prospects

Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of the techniques and applications of Neuroimaging and will be well equipped to work in Neuroimaging or related professions. You may also wish to use the course programme as preparation for PhD study in either Neuroimaging or a related research area. 

Career destinations

Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of the techniques and applications of Neuroimaging and will be well equipped to work in Neuroimaging or related professions. You may also wish to use the course programme as preparation for PhD study in either Neuroimaging or a related research area.

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