Taught course

Cognitive Neurosciences

University of Cambridge · School of Clinical Medicine

Entry requirements

We require applicants to have at minimum a 2:1 degree (or international equivalent) by the start of the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our one-year Master’s in Cognitive Neuroscience is a new, innovative, research-focussed training programme designed to immerse students in the forefront of cognitive neuroscience. Students will receive comprehensive training in cognitive neuroscience methods — from neuroimaging to brain stimulation and computational modelling — coupled with training in major theoretical advances from some of the world’s leading cognitive neuroscientists. At the heart of the course is a nine-month research placement in a lab, which will be independently designed and driven by the student. Our Master’s is aimed particularly at students who aspire to:

  • Pursue doctoral training in cognitive neuroscience (PhD)
  • Continue or commence clinical training in psychology, medicine, or related fields
  • Pursue industry or policy work related to health innovation or technology
Programme Objectives:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how mental states arise from neural processing in the brain, including the neural basis of memory, perception, and emotion
  • Master core methods and techniques for neuroscience today, and learn how best to harness these methods to advance knowledge about the brain, as well as the limitations that accompany each method
  • Develop expertise in research by driving forward an independent neuroscience research project
  • Hone your ability to clearly and effectively communicate complex scientific findings in written projects and presentations

Fees and funding

Funding is available. Please consult the Univeristy of Cambridge Funding Search

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

International Admission Office