Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Cognitive Neuroscience

Bournemouth University · Psychology

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

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

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.

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry:

  • China: 学士学位 (Bachelor degree) with a minimum of 70% overall
  • India: Bachelor’s degree (4 years) from a recognised HE institution with a minimum overall result of 60% or second division
  • Nigeria: Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution with a minimum classification of 2:1
  • Thailand: Thai Bachelor's (Honours) degree from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Turkey: Bachelor’s degree (Lisans Diplomasi - four years) with a minimum overall GPA of 2.7/4.0
  • Vietnam: Bachelor's degree/Bang tot nghiep dai hoc with an average score of 75/10, or a Master’s degree/Thac si.

All applications will be subject to a minimum grade and your degree may need to be in a relevant subject area.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest tuition fees information.

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44(0)1202 961 916