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Course summary

This research-inspired course will equip you for a career in cognitive neuroscience. With a focus on neuroimaging, electrophysiology and brain stimulation, this course delivers theoretical understanding and practical applications. Why study MSc Cognitive Neuroscience at BU?

  • Learn the necessary skills for careers in cognitive neuroscience areas; particularly neuroimaging, EEG, and brain stimulation, through theoretical understanding and practical applications of the relevant methodology options
  • Acquire experience and expertise in experimental design, advanced statistical analysis, and evaluation of research in different disciplines within psychology and cognitive neuroscience
  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of the core areas of common concern in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, including attention, learning, vision, memory and language, and the strategy of cross-disciplinary research in theory and application development
  • Develop critical evaluation of the major issues, investigative strategies, and empirical findings of recent attempts to integrate the different approaches of cognitive neuroscience
  • Learn to critically evaluative and develop analytical skills to address your own and others' research within psychology and cognitive neuroscience, including summarising, assessing, and reflecting upon theory and methodology through a range of communication and audio-visual strategies, including written, oral, and conference poster presentations
  • Benefit from the knowledge of our expert staff in relation to how the brain supports cognitive processing and behaviour.


Core units: Brain Structure & Function; Experimental Design in Cognitive Neuroscience; Critical Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience; Advanced Research Methods; Advanced Statistics; Key Transferable Skills; Research Project

Assessment method

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How to apply

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1, or equivalent in a required subject. Applicants with a 2.2 may be considered with a strong academic or professional background. Required subjects: Psychology, Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Physical Science (such as Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Geography) or a related discipline. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9500 Year 1
Scotland £9500 Year 1
Wales £9500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9500 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

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Cognitive Neuroscience at Bournemouth University - UCAS