Course Content

The following 4 units form the core of the degree programme (Blackboard links are for registered students only):
* Brain, Mind and Education (EDUCM5404, 20 Credits) Blackboard
* Cognition and Learning (EDUCMXXXX, 10 Credits) Blackboard
* Statistics in Education (EDUCM5504, 10 Credits) Blackboard
* Issues in Neuroscience and Education (EDUCM0001, 20 Credits) Blackboard

* Introduction to Educational Inquiry (EDUCM5000, 20 Credits) Blackboard

This pathway is aimed at those 1) who may pursue further research studies (possibly using neuroimaging/physiological techniques in educational research) OR 2) educational practitioners (teachers, trainers, policy-makers) interested in applying what we understand about the brain in education. For those with interest in further research, the following two 10 credit units may be useful:

Psychophysiological Methods in Educational Research (EDUCM0035, 10 credits) Blackboard
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Summer School (PSYCM0031, 10 credits) (coordinated from Dept of Experimental Psychology)

If you only take one of those, another 10 credit unit option (to make up to 20) might be:

The Psychology of Individual Differences (EDUCM5410, 10 credits)

Those wishing to focus on educational applications that can link neuroscience and technology may wish to include:

Designing Technologies for Learning (EDUCM0044, 20 credits)

Those wishing to deepen understanding of development and the social world might be interested in:

Developmental Psychology (EDUCM5411, 20 credits)
Social and Socio-cultural Psychology (EDUCM5405, 20 credits)

But….you are also able to choose optional units from the wide range of Masters-level units available at the Graduate School of Education (see and Faculty of Social Sciences in order to further focus your studies on key areas of interest.