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Neuroimaging MSc

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Overview

The MSc Neuroimaging provides training in all the scientific and methodological aspects of Neuroimaging. This programme offers a strong applied element, including practical experience of scanning techniques and analysis methodologies. During their time at the IoPPN, students develop the broad set of skills that are essential to anybody wanting to work in the competitive world of Neuroimaging.

Scholarships now available for this programme. 

 


Key benefits

  • The Department of Neuroimaging provides an 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 (CNS), 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, industry and other research centres hosting complementary technologies such as PET, MEG, CT, Ultrasound and Stem Cell Imaging.

  • A world-class team of academic physicists and methodologists as well as leading psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and clinical psychologists.

  • Extensive collaborations within the College, as well as with other universities and industry.

  • 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

Course contact for further information

Please contact us on the email below with your questions

Course contact email msc-neuroimaging@kcl.ac.uk

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Department Department of Neuroimaging

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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 is 01 July 2016 for 2016 entry. Applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

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Course detail

Description

This programme aims to train the neuroimaging researchers of tomorrow by focusing on teaching the scientific and methodological aspects of neuroimaging techniques in tandem with their application to psychiatry, neurology, psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and beyond, in specialisms from autism to motor neurone disease.

In addition to theoretical approaches, the course has a strong applied element, allowing students 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. The course also includes visits to other centres providing PET, MEG and NIRS amongst other imaging techniques.

By covering all aspects of Neuroimaging, from imaging physics to its applications in the study of rare clinical populations the Department of Neuroimaging aims to provide students with a broad set of skills, which will help them to thrive in their ensuing career choices.

Course purpose

Through this programme, the Department of Neuroimaging aims to apply its collective expertise to the development of the next generation of Neuroimaging specialists through the teaching of both the scientific and methodological aspects of neuroimaging techniques and applications. The programme is aimed at an inclusive audience, but would be of particular interest to mathematicians, engineers, physicists, psychologists, radiographers, and medical professionals.

Course format and assessment

The first three modules, "Introduction to Neuroimaging", "Neuroimaging Acquisition and Analysis" and "Applications of Neuroimaging", are each assessed by a written examination and a coursework essay.

The fourth module, "Practical Neuroimaging", is assessed by an examination designed to test the candidate's skill in abstract writing and by an oral presentation associated to a mini Neuroimaging project and to its report.

In the first four modules, students' practical skills are also evaluated through computer-lab assessments.

The fifth module "Neuroimaging Research Project" is assessed by a research report, a lab book and a poster presentation.

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Career prospects

Those who successfully complete the programme will have a solid understanding of the techniques and applications of Neuroimaging and will be well equipped to work in Neuroimaging or related professions. Students may also wish to use the programme as preparation for PhD study in either Neuroimaging or a related research area.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£24,750 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

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Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

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*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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 deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)

If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.

If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.

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

Scholarships now available for this programme. 

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