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BSc (Hons)Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

Tuition fee £17,150 per year
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This exciting interdisciplinary degree course considers how the structure and function of the brain gives rise to mental processes. Cognitive and clinical psychology blends theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of psychology with neuroscience, and overlaps with other psychological disciplines including physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and psychopharmacology.

This unique course places a particular focus on brain-behaviour relationships, by bringing together evidence from molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain injury studies and neurological illness. It explores a wide range of research-based and clinically relevant methodologies including brain imaging, computational modelling and comparative cognition (considering evolutionary and developmental approaches).

During your degree, you will consider all aspects of cognitive functioning, from learning, memory and language through to concepts such as intelligence, creativity and consciousness. The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to develop a career across a vast range of highly sought after employment areas, including academic research, clinical psychology, experimental research, IT and neuropsychology. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

In the first year (Level 4) of the degree, you will gain core skills in psychology, as identified by the British Psychological Association for chartered membership. In the second and third years of the degree (Levels 5 and 6), students enrol on core and option modules from a range of cognitive and clinical disciplines.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory work, supported by online material and periods of independent study.

Assessment methods may include exams, in-class tests, essays, oral and poster presentations, debates, case studies, and laboratory, practical and technical reports.

Programme structure

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

Biological Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
Social Psychology

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

Brain and Cognition
Cognitive & Clinical Research Methods
Lifespan Development
Music & The Mind
Systems Neuroscience
Work Experience

Year 3

Subjects of study may include:

Clinical Applications of Mindfulness
Clinical Neuropsychology
Comparative Cognition
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Neuropharmacology of Cognition
Occupational and Work Psychology
Projects in Psychology
Psychology of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychology of Education

Career opportunities

The Cognitive Neuroscience BSc Honours course at the University of Westminster offers a comprehensive degree level education that will prepare you for a career in a range psychology related areas such as clinical psychology, neuropsychology and experimental research. It also equips you with many transferable skills that are highly valued by a wide range of employers, such as communication, numeracy, critical thinking and research skills. At Westminster, we very much believe that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life.

Our degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC – provided that a minimum of lower second class honours have been obtained, and the project has been passed). This is an important stage in becoming a Chartered Psychologist since having GBC is an entry requirement for accredited postgraduate training courses in specialisms such as Clinical, Neuropsychological, Forensic, Occupational, Health, and Educational Psychology.

You will learn formally about these chartered routes and the application of cognitive neuroscience and psychology to real world problems through your choice of final year option modules. Similarly, extra-curricular events, such as our popular lunchtime employability talks by practicing psychologists, will assist you in planning your professional development and shape your career aspirations. Options to take a work experience module or a placement year provide you with the opportunity to develop professional skills in a real-world setting.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States