Entry requirements

Applicants should have: a minimum of a UK 2.2 degree in Psychology, or a related discipline; a range of qualifications from international applicants are considered; non-first language English speakers are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

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This Masters degree focuses on three specialist areas: neuroimaging, electroencephalography (EEG) and brain stimulation. Students will have the opportunity to gain employment in a wide range of disciplines after studying the current research in the field supported by practical hands on training in data processing and analysis.

Cognitive Neuroscience is at the intersection of cognitive science, brain imaging, and clinical neuroscience.

It is considered one of the most significant areas of contemporary science and it is beginning to transform the understanding of both normal and damaged brain function.

The importance of cognitive neuroscience has been recognised by the Welsh Government which created the multi-centre Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, drawing together the psychology departments at Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor Universities.

A core aspect of the provision for MSc Cognitive Neuroscience will also be collaboration with the Medical School at Swansea University.

Modules typically include:

• Statistical Methods

• Theoretical Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience

• Practical Applications in Cognitive Neuroscience

• Neuropsychology

• Generic Research Skills

• Special Research Skills

• Introduction to Research Programming

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Hana Burianová
+44 (0)1792 295358