Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
A Master’s degree in Neuropsychology is concerned with various psychiatric and neurological conditions such as strokes, brain injury, schizophrenia, substance abuse or dementia. Graduates will be able to diagnose and treat emotional, behavioural and cognitive issues that are caused by brain dysfunction.
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Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.
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The School of Psychology is dedicated to producing research of the highest quality which both informs our understanding of basic human mental processes and addresses issues important in society today. Research in the School is organised around three themes with all staff and postgraduates primarily affiliated with one theme. [+]
Master in Neuropsychology
Research Degrees Sc, MPhil, MRes, PhD
The School of Psychology is dedicated to producing research of the highest quality which both informs our understanding of basic human mental processes and addresses issues important in society today. Research in the School is organised around three themes with all staff and postgraduates primarily affiliated with one theme. There are also a number of specific interest groups within each theme. Cognition Perception and Attention Social Cognition
Cognition Research in the Cognition theme explores processes such as attention, language and memory. There is a particular focus on how cognition and emotion are influenced by lifespan development and neuropsychological conditions. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The Leverhulme Trust. The theme leader is Prof Louise Phillips and other members include Dr Rebecca Bull, Dr Sandie Cleland, Prof John Crawford, Dr Judith Hosie, Dr Kathryn Mearns, Dr David Pearson and Dr Gillian Slessor. Perception and Attention Research in the Perception and Attention theme explores the relationship between perception and physical parameters of the environment in healthy and clinical populations, using a wide range of behavioural and electrophysiological techniques. Our research activities are funded by various Medical Charities and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The theme leader is Prof Arash Sahraie and other members include Dr Rachael Bannerman, Dr Philip Benson, Dr David Carey, Dr Amelia Hunt, Dr Jasna Martinovic, Prof Peter McGeorge, Dr Maarten Milders and Dr Rachel Swainson. Social Cognition Research in the Social Cognition theme investigates the factors involved in social interactions and decisions using a wide-range of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the European Research Council (ERC). The theme leader is Prof Mike Burton and other members include Dr Kevin Allan, Dr Lisa DeBruine, Prof Rhona Flin, Dr Benedict Jones, Prof Neil Macrae, Dr Douglas Martin, Dr Lynden Miles, Dr David Turk and Dr Steven Yule.... [-]