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

Our research-engaged teaching ensures you are taught by the brightest minds who are working towards understanding the complexities of the human brain. Be inspired and join our world.

You will gain knowledge in imaging methods, experimental design, analytical research and data analysis. Optional modules let you explore areas in the field that you find most interesting.

Individual research project

This course is closely linked to several research groups in the School of Psychology:

Our broad research means we can offer a variety of research projects. Past project titles have included:

  • Investigating brain networks in the healthy brain and in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • How do interests affect distraction?
  • Decision-making processes for others
  • Brain morphology in non-human primate
  • Functional brain imaging of face perception: an ultra-high-field MRI study of cortical maps representing facial features

Before you start your own research, you will undertake a placement with your project supervisor. This preparation usually includes:

  • training in software and tools that you may use
  • experience in experimental design
  • collecting pilot data

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