Cognitive Neuroscience at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Cognitive neuroscience is psychology’s fastest moving and most fundamental area, combining psychology with neuroscience. Our Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme provides research methodology training and in-depth study at the cutting edge of the field. You’ll gain understanding of the neural basis for cognition and sensorimotor skills. You’ll have access to world-leading facilities for brain imaging research at UEA’s dedicated brain imaging centre (UBIC). The course builds to a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you’ll undertake with the supervision of active researchers. You’ll also benefit from a tailored research placement, through which you’ll acquire and hone further research skills. The course is ideal if you are a high-calibre graduate of psychology or a related discipline such as medicine, neuroscience, or biological sciences. It is ideal preparation for a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, or a career with a significant research element. About This Course Our MSc Cognitive Neuroscience combines research methods training with in-depth study of the topic. You’ll become familiar with modern psychological research methods, including fMRI, EEG, and TMS. You’ll be able to understand the neural basis of cognition, prepare research proposals, conduct critical reviews, and perform hands-on data analysis. You’ll also acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication, and in the analysis of complex data sets. You can also undertake a research placement tailored to the specific skills you need to enhance your employability. The programme includes compulsory modules providing a solid grounding in the subject’s key areas, and optional modules chosen according to your specific interests. The course builds to a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you’ll undertake with the supervision of active researchers in the School of Psychology. Take a look at the School of Psychology’s webpage to find a researcher who works on a topic that interests you. You’re welcome to contact our academics to discuss your research interests and find out how we can help you explore those areas before you apply. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Entry requirements

DEGREE CLASSIFICATION: Honours degree, at classification 2.1 or equivalent DEGREE SUBJECT: Psychology or a relevant discipline (e.g. Medicine, Neuroscience)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Minimum 6.5 in all components

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading).  Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £11400 Whole course
England £11400 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11400 Whole course
Scotland £11400 Whole course
Wales £11400 Whole course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries which are based on academic merit.

Cognitive Neuroscience at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS