25/08/2020

Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate

3 Amazing Things You Will Learn in Your Social Neuroscience Degree

A master's in Social Neuroscience can lead to a number of careers, such as working as a neuroscientist, data scientist, research scientist or a clinical research coordinator. There are also a number of transferrable skills that can help you advance in alternative occupations.

Enrol this year at the University of Bolton and you could get our 2020 master's bursary, with up to £3,000 to help fund your studies. A Postgraduate course is a great way of advancing your knowledge and opening up more career opportunities in your chosen field. Here are some of the amazing things you will learn during your Social Neuroscience degree.

1. Social perception, cognition and behaviour

During this programme, you will gain an advanced knowledge of how the brain interacts with the social world. You will get to look at the key neural mechanisms that control social perception and cognition. By connecting neuroscience with social interactions, you will gain invaluable insight into human behaviour, why people do the things they do, and how we can change outcomes.

2. How to apply neuroscientific research skills

As well as getting a better understanding of how the social world impacts the brain, you will also have a chance to improve your research capabilities. This is a vital skill for any career in neuroscience, as you must be able to conceptualise and execute research independently.

Some of the areas you will cover include electrophysiology and eye-tracker experiments, and you will get to practice a range of research techniques.

3. How to continually challenge your own knowledge

The field of neuroscience is always evolving. Scholars have been fascinated by the human brain since Aristotle, and scientists have studied the nervous system since the mid-1800s. Yet, we are not even close to comprehending the mind in full.

During your Social Neuroscience degree, you will learn that research is essential for understanding more about ourselves and the way our minds work. This will push you to always keep on asking, challenging and trying to improve the way things are done.

If you’re interested in a career in neuroscience, visit our MSc Social Neuroscience course page for more details. At the University of Bolton, we put our students first, ensuring they have a supportive learning environment to thrive and reach their potential. Our course leaders spend time getting to know you, and will support you through your independent research projects.

We also have an award-winning student services team who will help you have a fantastic experience on campus. Enrol with us this September and experience #UniAsItShouldBe.

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