Taught course

Cognition and Neuroscience MSc

University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1) in Psychology or a related discipline.
  • A knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics at undergraduate level.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

The Cognition and Neuroscience MSc allows graduates to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise bridging cognitive psychology and neuroscience. You will gain hands-on practical experience with specialist equipment to explore the neural basis of cognition while developing your expertise in preparing and analysing behavioural and neuroscientific data.

  • It provides the opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment such as eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
  • You will explore how cognition and neuroscience can be applied to solving health-related problems such as understanding and treating addiction, mental health, or cognitive difficulties following stroke or head injury.
  • It will assist you in developing an understanding of contemporary issues and new developments in cognitive science and neuroscience, for example by employing computational modelling methods and using large open-access datasets.
  • The course has a strong focus on developing you as an active researcher and is ideal preparation for moving on to pursue doctoral-level study. A specialist module on professional and practical skills will cover invaluable topics such as grant writing, open science, peer review and more.

The course is provided by academics in the Centre for Cognition and Neuroscience, an active and expanding research centre in the Department of Psychology with a lively postgraduate research community. Members of the centre conduct research a wide range of subject areas including face recognition, numerical cognition, environmental psychology, visual neuroscience, language, addiction, memory, spatial cognition and decision making.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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