Research course

Cognitive Neuroscience

UCL - University College London · UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) PhD students are based in a truly interdisciplinary institute. The ICN is situated within the School of Life and Medical Sciences with staff members belonging to different research divisions and departments. This diversity provides a unique learning and research environment which is also much valued by employers.

Researchers at the ICN examine how the human brain accomplishes perception, memory, cognition, language, consciousness and action. A leading principle is the tight integration of behavioural methods with various cutting-edge approaches to record and manipulate ongoing brain activity. Our research has strong translational implications for the treatment of various neurological and psychiatric disorders, as well as the education, across the lifespan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
      full time
      36 months

      Course contact details

      Dr Sam Gilbert
      +44 (0)20 7679 1121