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Niwroddelweddu: Dulliau a Chymwysiadau (MSc)

Nod ein MSc mewn niwroddelweddu yw rhoi dealltwriaeth feirniadol o'r ymennydd dynol gan ddefnyddio offer a thechnegau niwroddelweddu blaengar.

On this course you will be introduced to a wide range of neuroimaging and stimulation methods, including: structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencephalography (EEG), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TES). The first semester aims to give you a solid grounding in how these techniques work and considerations when designing and analysing neuroimaging studies. In the second semester you will learn about the contribution that neuroimaging is making to our understanding of: memory, perception, emotion and a variety of clinical disorders.

A diverse range of teaching methods and hands-on activities are used on the course including: lectures, journal clubs, workshops, computing sessions and lab classes, which are led by internationally acclaimed experts in both the methods and applications of neuroimaging. Depending on your background and interests, you may then choose to specialise in either methodology or applications based research for your project in the final semester.

You will be based at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), our dedicated brain imaging facility, where you will have access to some of the most advanced neuroimaging equipment, including: MRI (4 scanners), MEG, EEG (including EEG sleep labs) and Brain Stimulation. This is one of only a handful of research dedicated centres in the world that contains this variety of equipment all in one building. 

We welcome graduates from a wide range of scientific backgrounds, including: psychology, engineering, physics and the biological sciences who are interested in a career where brain imaging forms a major focus. The course also aims to put you in a competitive position for a PhD studentship or research position in neuroimaging.

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  • A variety of teaching methods that give you both theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills.
  • A wide range of assessment methods: coursework - analysis assignment, lab report, study proposals, programming assignment, essay and dissertation; and exams – multiple-choice questions, short answer and essays.
  • Learn about the principles of open science and how to write a registered report.
  • Taught by a multi-disciplinary team of research active staff who are recognised internationally for their scientific excellence.
  • Based in Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), a vibrant and friendly research community.
  • Access to a wide range of equipment, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencephalography (EEG, including EEG sleep labs) and Brain Stimulation (TMS/TES).
  • Plenty of opportunities for further learning via invites to seminars/events in related areas of interest organised from within CUBRIC, the School of Psychology and the wider University.
  • In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), our research quality was ranked 2nd in the UK

Studying Neuroimaging at Cardiff opened a number of doors for scientific discovery and personal development for me. Being based in CUBRIC with world-leading researchers also provided me with the unique opportunity to experience and get involved with fascinating neuroscience research.

Izzy Ward, MSc Neuroimaging: Methods and Applications graduate. Now completing a PhD in Developmental Neuroimaging.

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Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafSeptember 2017. Closing date for applications is 9 August 2017.
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Applicants must hold a degree of a 2.1 standard or equivalent in a relevant science-based degree. This includes (but is not restricted to) Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Neuroscience or Psychology based subjects. Overseas students with equivalent degree classifications, where English is not their first language, must provide proof of proficiency in the English language (usually IELTS score of 7 or above).

For your personal statement please answer the following questions in no more than 500 words:

  1. Why would you like to study the MSc Neuroimaging: Methods & Applications?

  2. Why would you like to do this at Cardiff University, in CUBRIC?

  3. Which aspect of our Neuroimaging course interests you most and why?

  4. Please discuss a research finding that used neuroimaging which  you found interesting.

  5. How will completion of this Neuroimaging course help you to achieve your career goals?

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an interview.


Next intake: September 2019


Applications should be made via the Cardiff University Online Application Service.

Applicants are recommended to apply by 23 August.

Applications received after this date will only be considered if places are available (an early application is advisable). Overseas applicants are recommended to make an earlier application due to the time needed to process visas.

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

This one-year full-time course starts in September and is a mixture of two taught semesters and a research project in the final semester.

Each Module must be completed with a mark of 50% or greater. All 8 taught modules must be passed before the research project dissertation can be submitted at the end of Semester 3.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2019/20. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2019.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

You will attend lectures, participate in seminars and tutorials, and gain experience in the MRI, MEG, EEG and TMS labs. Learners play the leading role in their own training.  The School facilitates learning by identifying appropriate reading and organising practicals.  Depending on their background and interests, students may then choose to specialise in either methodology or applications-based research, or a mixture of both, for their projects in Semester 3.


The emphasis is on research articles, chosen to bring you to the cutting edge of the subject matter. These are supplemented by review articles and textbooks in order to sustain a coherent context.


Nationally and internationally renowned researchers give seminars in CUBRIC’s weekly seminar series.  This exposes you to cutting edge research and enables you to discuss this with the people carrying it out from across the world.  The seminars are supplemented with a short primer, often delivered by the invited speaker, before the main seminar.  You will be encouraged to attend other seminars around the University that are relevant to the course and your general learning.

School Seminars

As well as the CUBRIC seminars that form part of the course modules, the School holds regular research seminars throughout the year.  These seminars are presented by visiting speakers and members of staff and allow you to keep up to date with the latest research ideas.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend these seminars.

Lab-based practicals

You will have the opportunity for a significant amount of practical experience (both data acquisition and analysis) in various laboratories in Semesters 1 and 2, including MRI, MEG, TMS and EEG.  The practical skills gained will cement understanding of the theory presented in lectures and offer a basis for their research work during Semester 3.  These sessions are compulsory but are not formally assessed.


Lectures highlight not only what is known, but also what is not known. You will be encouraged to think of what needs to be done to advance knowledge. To this end the lectures are of two hours’ length to allow more complex arguments to be examined, and to encourage more time for discussion and questioning between students and lecturers.

Research Project

You will undertake a major research project which will commence in Semester 2.  Prior to this, you will be given a project booklet which will outline the range of projects and staff available to supervise the project; you will be asked to select 3 potential supervisors and we will try to match students with supervisors accordingly. Some students may do a project that involves the collection of data using the neuroimaging facilities at CUBRIC whereas others may do advanced data analysis on an existing dataset.  Examples of projects that have been offered previously include: MEG-measured oscillatory biomarkers in health and disease, Can we cue memory replay in REM sleep, Linking the functional organisation of sensorimotor cortex to behaviour, Quantifying brain physiology using MR, Visuo-motor decisions in the brain, The Neurobiology of transcranial electrical stimulation (tES).

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service and excellent libraries and resource centres.

All modules use Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Learning Central on which students will find course materials, bibliographies and discussion boards.  Lectures are recorded via Panopto and are available to students throughout their studies.

You will be allocated a personal tutor. This tutor will be available to provide pastoral care and general advice and will also be responsible for monitoring academic progress.   Your project supervisor will schedule regular meetings to discuss progress and provide advice and guidance.


Feedback will be provided via tutorials, practicals and coursework comment/mark sheets. There will also be regular meetings with personal tutors.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

You will study modules to the value of 60 credits in Semester 1

  • One module assessed by MEG analysis assignment, a practical report and a proposal for design of a neuroimaging experiment.
  • One module assessed by a 3 hour exam, short answer and multiple choice questions.
  • One module assessed by a 1.5 hour exam, short answer format, a 600 word statistics assignment and a programming assignment.

You will study modules to the value of 60 credits in Semester 2 

  • Four of these modules are assessed by written examination, essay questions.
  • One module will be assessed by a 2,000 word essay nad a research proposal.

In Semester 3, the Neuroimaging Research Project (60 credits) is assessed via:

  • A journal article style dissertation (70%)
  • Oral presentation (30%)

A large proportion of the assessment in the MSc Neuroimaging programme is carried out via unseen written examination. This reflects the School's belief that examination is the best vehicle for testing a student’s unaided knowledge, understanding, powers of communication, critical analysis and skills.

Most assessments are summative (they contribute to the final module mark).  A formative assessment in module PST515 will also be used to develop skills in oral presentations, scientific discussion and meeting organisation in a manner realistic in the research environment. 

Module co-ordinators have chosen these as the best way of evaluating the acquisition of the basic knowledge, skills and experience in each module.

Each Module must be completed with a mark of 50% or greater.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

By fully engaging with this course, you should acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those that are discipline specific and more generic 'employability skills'. Through the programme students will have the opportunity to develop technical laboratory skills, and will be presented with a number of opportunities to extend their communication and presentation skills, both oral and written. The course also offers the opportunity to acquire a number of specific skills, such as the ability to design an experiment, collect, analyse and interpret a range of complex neuroimaging data. A number of valuable research skills can also be developed through completion of the dissertation.

This course can prepare students for a range of career options, including:

  • A research and academic career in cognitive/clinical neuroscience or methods development
  • Industry applications such as research in pharma companies or neuro-marketing
  • Supporting the use of advanced neuroimaging techniques in healthcare environments.

Graduates in this programme will also be in a strong position to apply for PhD positions.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2019/20)

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Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Bydd myfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2019/20 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cyrsiau. Gallai ffioedd godi'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid oes penderfyniadau wedi’u gwneud eto ynglŷn â ffioedd a benthyciadau i fyfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21. Caiff y rhain eu gwneud yn rhan o drafodaethau'r DU ynglŷn â’' haelodaeth o'r UE, a byddwn yn rhoi rhagor o fanylion i chi cyn gynted ag y bo modd.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2019/20)

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No specific equipment required.