Changing discipline - following a career in cognitive neuroscience

05-Jun-16, 01:37
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by Iren
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posted about 4 years ago
Hi all,

I have a BA in Pedagogy and a MA in Special Needs. Although I have a background in education, I am very interested in research on neurodevelopmental disorders, so I applied and received an offer for a Masters in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology in London. Also, I have an offer for an MSc psychological science (with cognitive neuroscience) conversion course.

I like the course in cognitive neuroscience more, but I have fears that I might need a good background in psychology first, and a conversion course in psychology for example would help. It may sound stupid, but I am also afraid that I might have less chances to be accepted for a PhD later if I don't have some background in psychology.

I feel really confused and I would be grateful if someone could give me an advice on this.

Thanks a lot!
06-Jun-16, 14:45
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posted about 4 years ago
Is anyone working in this area that could help?
06-Jun-16, 20:22
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posted about 4 years ago
I'm in Psychology / developmental communication - so related. I think if you do well in your Masters then your undergraduate background would in no way hinder your getting PhD funding.
07-Jun-16, 16:57
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by Iren
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posted about 4 years ago
Thank you for your reply! Has anyone done a cognitive neuroscience course without having a similar background? Was it very challenging?


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