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Applied Neuroscience MSc PG Dip

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Neuroscience is a modern, multidisciplinary subject. As such, it draws together knowledge and expertise from many areas of science, from molecular biology to the psychological study of the mind. This innovative qualification from King’s College London is 100% online, so students can balance study alongside work and life commitments. This postgraduate course will allow you to apply your neuroscience knowledge to real world settings. From the research lab to marketing, the application of neuroscience has the potential to deepen your understanding of how the nervous system serves to drive our every thought, sensation and emotion. The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) is one of the leading providers of neuroscience education in the UK, and Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry, psychology and basic and clinical neuroscience. Our research centres are at the international forefront of this field and we are world renowned for the high quality of our research. This 100% online Applied Neuroscience Postgraduate Diploma and MSc course allows you to benefit from an innovative and contemporary curriculum, whist learning from our world leading scientists.

Key benefits

  • The IoPPN at King’s is Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry, psychology and basic and clinical neuroscience. The Faculty is based on the same site as the world-famous Maudsley Hospital, which ensures that we remain at the forefront of research and healthcare delivery. Where 100% of our research impact and research environment has been rated world-leading in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Learn from high profile academics who are leaders in their field.
  • Six entry points throughout the year, 100% online and taught part-time so you can balance study alongside work and life commitments
  • All you need is a computer and an internet connection.
  • Achieve a Postgraduate Diploma in 16 months, and an MSc in two years.
  • You benefit from close instructor interaction and collaboration with other students from everywhere in the world

The Applied Neuroscience course provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the neuroscientific field and will provide opportunities for students to develop specific interests in the applied neuroscience areas of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases, neuroimaging and how neuroscience can impact society. This 100% online neuroscience course draws upon the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise and experience across the world-renowned IoPPN.

Course Aims

  • Gain a solid foundation of concepts and theories underpinning our current understanding of the neuroscientific and psychological foundations of mental health.
  • Explore basic neuroscience techniques, and how they are used to study disease mechanisms and help improve treatments.
  • Gain an understanding of how the brain develops, how it works and how this can relate to mental health problems, by studying anatomy, wiring and the cellular makeup of the brain.
  • Learn about the latest, cutting edge neuroscience research being carried out at the IoPPN.
  • Explore the psychological and neuroscientific basis of key mental health diagnoses.
  • Develop an understanding of how studies on genes and proteins through to cells and neural networks can be used to understand the mechanisms underpinning neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases.
  • Understand how technological advances and cross-disciplinary expertise can enhance our understanding of brain function and aid treatment development.
  • Get an insight into the way neuroscience impacts social problems and behaviours.
  • Acquire an advanced understanding of the scientific method in designing, developing and conducting academic research enabling the development of specialised research knowledge.
  • Select two 15-credit optional modules depending on your area of interest.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

The programme is delivered entirely online. There are video lectures and self-directed learning activities. Assessments include discussion board participation, a multiple-choice question exam and coursework that involves critical appraisal of published work.

Assessment

    The primary methods of assessment for this course are online examinations and coursework.  The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

    Structure

    Required modules

    PG Dip and MSc Students on this course are required to take Foundation modules:

    Biological Foundations of Mental Health (15 credits)
    Techniques in Neuroscience (15 credits)
    Psychological Foundations of Mental Health (15 credits)
    Mental Health in the Community (15 credits)
    Contemporary Advances in Neuroscience (15 credits)
    Neurodevelopmental Disorders: From Bench to Bedside (15 credits)

    In addition for MSc:

    Research Skills: From Reviewing & Critical Analysis to Research Ethics (15 credits)
    Research Skills: From Methods & Procedures to Analysis & Reporting (15 credits)
    Research Skills: Synoptic Project I (15 credits)
    Research Skills: Synoptic Project II (15 credits)

    Optional modules

    In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

    PG Dip and MSc:

    Social, Genetic & Environmental Basis of Mental Health (15 credits)
    Psychology & Neuroscience of Affective Disorders (15 credits)
    Psychology & Neuroscience of Psychosis (15 credits) distance learning
    Pharmacotherapies in Mental Health (15 credits) distance learning
    Neuroimaging in Mental Health (15 credits)
    Neuroscience in Society (15 credits)
    Psychology & Neuroscience of Addiction* (15 credits)
    Child & Adolescent Mental Health: child development* (15 credits)
    Global Mental Health* (15 credits)
    Mindfulness: Neuroscience & Application* (15 credits)

    *Due to limited availability, selecting these modules will prolong your study period. Please contact the enrolment team on +44 (0)20 7848 7860 if you would like to explore these options further.

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    King’s is ranked seventh in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2021).

    At King’s, you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field.

    The Applied Neuroscience will:

    • open up opportunities within research, or progression to PhD
    • provide knowledge that can benefit a number of career paths
    • provide a solid set of transferable research skills such as analysis, report writing, reviewing and critical appraisal

     

    Tuition Fees

    Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From September 2022 onwards, modules will be charged at £1,575 per module.  

    The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

    Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules (£12,600)

    Master of Science: 12 modules (£18,900)

    Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

    Additional Fees Information

    When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

    The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,575) plus a non-refundable application fee of £75.

    Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

    If you have registered for the PG Dip qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

    Additional Requirements & Costs

    Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

    We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

    Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

    We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

    This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

    • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)
    • King’s campus Library fees and fines

    • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    The Applied Neuroscience course provides a comprehensive and integrated exploration of our current understanding of the neuroscientific field and will provide opportunities for students to develop specific interests in the applied neuroscience areas of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases, neuroimaging and how neuroscience can impact society. This 100% online neuroscience course draws upon the wealth of research, education and clinical expertise and experience across the world-renowned IoPPN.

    Course Aims

    • Gain a solid foundation of concepts and theories underpinning our current understanding of the neuroscientific and psychological foundations of mental health.
    • Explore basic neuroscience techniques, and how they are used to study disease mechanisms and help improve treatments.
    • Gain an understanding of how the brain develops, how it works and how this can relate to mental health problems, by studying anatomy, wiring and the cellular makeup of the brain.
    • Learn about the latest, cutting edge neuroscience research being carried out at the IoPPN.
    • Explore the psychological and neuroscientific basis of key mental health diagnoses.
    • Develop an understanding of how studies on genes and proteins through to cells and neural networks can be used to understand the mechanisms underpinning neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases.
    • Understand how technological advances and cross-disciplinary expertise can enhance our understanding of brain function and aid treatment development.
    • Get an insight into the way neuroscience impacts social problems and behaviours.
    • Acquire an advanced understanding of the scientific method in designing, developing and conducting academic research enabling the development of specialised research knowledge.
    • Select two 15-credit optional modules depending on your area of interest.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    The programme is delivered entirely online. There are video lectures and self-directed learning activities. Assessments include discussion board participation, a multiple-choice question exam and coursework that involves critical appraisal of published work.

    Assessment

      The primary methods of assessment for this course are online examinations and coursework.  The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

      Structure

      Required modules

      PG Dip and MSc Students on this course are required to take Foundation modules:

      Biological Foundations of Mental Health (15 credits)
      Techniques in Neuroscience (15 credits)
      Psychological Foundations of Mental Health (15 credits)
      Mental Health in the Community (15 credits)
      Contemporary Advances in Neuroscience (15 credits)
      Neurodevelopmental Disorders: From Bench to Bedside (15 credits)

      In addition for MSc:

      Research Skills: From Reviewing & Critical Analysis to Research Ethics (15 credits)
      Research Skills: From Methods & Procedures to Analysis & Reporting (15 credits)
      Research Skills: Synoptic Project I (15 credits)
      Research Skills: Synoptic Project II (15 credits)

      Optional modules

      In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

      PG Dip and MSc:

      Social, Genetic & Environmental Basis of Mental Health (15 credits)
      Psychology & Neuroscience of Affective Disorders (15 credits)
      Psychology & Neuroscience of Psychosis (15 credits) distance learning
      Pharmacotherapies in Mental Health (15 credits) distance learning
      Neuroimaging in Mental Health (15 credits)
      Neuroscience in Society (15 credits)
      Psychology & Neuroscience of Addiction* (15 credits)
      Child & Adolescent Mental Health: child development* (15 credits)
      Global Mental Health* (15 credits)
      Mindfulness: Neuroscience & Application* (15 credits)

      *Due to limited availability, selecting these modules will prolong your study period. Please contact the enrolment team on +44 (0)20 7848 7860 if you would like to explore these options further.

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      King’s is ranked seventh in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2021).

      At King’s, you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field.

      The Applied Neuroscience will:

      • open up opportunities within research, or progression to PhD
      • provide knowledge that can benefit a number of career paths
      • provide a solid set of transferable research skills such as analysis, report writing, reviewing and critical appraisal

       

      Tuition Fees

      Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From September 2022 onwards, modules will be charged at £1,575 per module.  

      The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

      Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules (£12,600)

      Master of Science: 12 modules (£18,900)

      Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

      Additional Fees Information

      When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,575) plus a non-refundable application fee of £75.

      Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

      If you have registered for the PG Dip qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      Additional Requirements & Costs

      Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

      We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

      Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

      We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

      This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

      • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)
      • King’s campus Library fees and fines

      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

      • Graduation costs

      Funding

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