Taught course

Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Nottingham · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent)

2:2 (or international equivalent) may be considered provided the applicant has at least one year of relevant work experience or another supporting factor. We welcome applications from students with a background in psychology, neuroscience, medicine or a bioscience discipline as well as those with training in physics, engineering, mathematics or computing sciences.

IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each element.

Months of entry


Course content

This hands-on course will prepare you for a range of research intensive careers. It will teach you the latest in cognitive neuroscience. You will develop transferable skills, such as:

  • coding and MATLAB
  • solving complex problems
  • presenting your work

You will gather your own data and learn to analyse and visualise it.

Our university's contribution to cognitive neuroscience is considerable. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the main technique for measuring the brain, was developed here. We are also driving the development of a new wearable brain scanner based on magnetic fields.

This course is taught by academics actively involved in research. You will have the opportunity to specialise with a research project. Previous topics include:

  • Using diffusion tensor imaging to measure sight after stroke
  • How do humans perceive time?
  • Brain stimulation for rehabilitation after brain tumour surgery

We are part of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, with strong links to other academic schools within the University.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559