Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Postgraduate degree

Applied Cognitive Neuroscience

Gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art research facilities on this highly practical Master’s, and understand the relationship between complex cognitive functions and their underlying brain mechanisms.

Start Date:

September 2023

Duration:

1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Degree Type:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits:

MSc: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits

School:

Psychology

Specific entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a second class honours degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Life Sciences, Information Technology or a related subject.

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Course and Module Details

Overview

Through the use of state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience research techniques, you will study the structure and function of the brain, examine the cognitive neuroscience of health and disease and learn the latest research techniques and methodologies to understand how brain structure and function underlies cognitive functions. 

Hands-on research experience will be a key part of your studies. In our state-of-the-art research facilities, you’ll use many of the most important research tools used in contemporary cognitive neuroscience, including MRI, EEG, eye-tracking, brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS), cognitive testing and both standard and computational data analysis. View our facilities here 

This programme will give you an understanding of the relationship between complex cognitive functions and their underlying brain mechanisms, in both patients and healthy individuals, as well as an in-depth knowledge of cognitive neuroscience research techniques and methodologies. 

You’ll study a diverse range of topics. This includes the structure and function of the brain and how to interpret research findings from neuroimaging and brain damage studies. You will understand the neural mechanisms of healthy brain functioning, decision-making, emotion, attention, memory and visual processing, as well as gaps in our current knowledge in these areas. You’ll learn how abnormal brain functioning can contribute to psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and drug use and addiction, as well as how cognitive neuroscience techniques can contribute to their treatment.  

Communication skills in cognitive neuroscience will teach you key attributes to aid you in your career post-graduation, including how to construct research manuscripts and deliver effective presentations. Research methods and statistics are embedded in all modules, so you’ll be able to apply these skills in varying contexts.Through your dissertation project, you’ll make your own independent contribution to an original piece of research and will develop the skills and expertise required to graduate successfully into the rapidly changing field of cognitive neuroscience. 

The programme is delivered through taught lectures, methods workshops, seminars, discussion forums and online lectures, and is designed to give you the maximum flexibility to fit the programme around your other commitments. 

Modules

 


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£10,500 £16,500

Career Options

There are several career pathways this MSc can lead to. The solid understanding of applied cognitive neuroscience principles and techniques, and the experience in research, will equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a career in cognitive neuroscience research, whether in academia or industry. Such skills and knowledge will also equip you to succeed in a wide range of graduate careers, particularly those which require experience in data analysis, scientific and non-scientific communication skills, and skills in writing/publications, including finance, business, medicine, marketing and more. 

How to apply

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International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

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Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

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You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

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Course Facilities

Image -   Specialist psychological research facilities      
  Which includes four dedicated EEG suites, static and head-mounted gaze-tracking equipment, access to an MRI, a repetitive trans cranial magnetic stimulator and advanced computer software for data collection and analysis.   

Specialist psychological research facilities  

Which includes four dedicated EEG suites, static and head-mounted gaze-tracking equipment, access to an MRI, a repetitive trans cranial magnetic stimulator and advanced computer software for data collection and analysis. 

Image -  Manresa Hall in Whitelands College    
  On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

Manresa Hall in Whitelands College 

On top of a 24 hour computer room, the College also has two dedicated quiet study areas.

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Our Research

For an overview of the research carried out by psychology academics within the School of Psychology, please visit the departmental research pages.

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