Taught course

Cognitive Neuroscience

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good UK Honours degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in a Psychology subject or related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study:

This programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in Psychology, or related disciplines, who are seeking to develop the specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Cognitive Neuroscience. The course builds the ability to understand normal and abnormal brain function, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of current psychology’s fast-moving, fundamental areas.

Structure:

Experience modern psychological research methods first hand, including EEG, TMS, virtual reality, plus motion and eye-tracking. Specific research skills can also be acquired through bespoke work placements. The programme is comprised of compulsory modules in the subject area, combining research methods training with in depth study, building to a substantial piece of research supervised by researchers in the field.

Teaching:

The School of Psychology at UEA use a wide range of teaching methods and assessment, including lectures, seminars, workshops, research placements and hands-on use of state of the art research equipment. Modules are primarily assessed by coursework. Coursework includes a literature review, research proposals, and a research project.

Employability:

Students acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication and learn how to manage the analysis of complex data sets. The programme is ideal for those preparing for a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, and will benefit anyone planning a career with a significant research component.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component) PTE (Pearson): 68 (minimum 62 in each component)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1603 591515