Research course

Cognitive & Neural Systems

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biomedical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for our research programmes is an undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK). For some non-UK applicants the entry requirement is a Masters degree. Please check the entry requirements by country. English language requirements may also apply.

Months of entry

January, October, September, April

Course content

The scientific goal of the Centre of Cognitive and Neural Systems (CCNS) is to understand information processing by the central and peripheral nervous systems, at several different levels of analysis, from cognitive psychology through cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging, behavioural neuroscience and neuropharmacology, and extending to theoretical models of neuronal networks.

Members of the CCNS are divided into different research groups with a focus on:

  • human cognitive neuroscience (including ageing)
  • the neurobiology of learning, memory and plasticity (focusing on hippocampus and cortex)
  • the processing of nociceptive somatosensory information, cerebrovascular physiology and pharmacology
  • the consequences of drug action, including drugs of abuse

Although the CCNS is hosted by the School of Biomedical Sciences, its membership is drawn from several different Schools across all three Colleges.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
sbms-postgraduate@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3520