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MSc Cognitive Neuroscience

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.

This is an exciting new course that is currently being developed for September 2022. Please register your interest and we will email you when the course is open for applications. 

Why study MSc Cognitive Neuroscience at BU?

  • Develop the skills for a career in cognitive neuroscience; particularly neuroimaging, EEG, and brain stimulation, through theoretical understanding and practical applications 
  • 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, 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.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Required subjects:

Psychology, Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Physical Science (such as Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Geography) or a related discipline

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.

International entry requirements:

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. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

After completing this course, you will possess the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to continue into an academic career or secure employment in a range of organisations. The course will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of cognitive neuroscience, from a theoretical understanding to practical applications.

Download the programme specification (pdf 294kb)

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

After completing this course, you will possess an in-depth knowledge of cognitive neuroscience which will open up employment opportunities within this and related fields, including psychology, computing, neuroscience, medicine and computer science.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

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