Taught course

Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Sussex · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your undergraduate degree should be in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing. You can also apply if you have a qualification from outside the field of psychology.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain the knowledge and skills required for studying the biology of the mind.

This course prepares you for a career in research by offering:

  • lectures taught by a wide diversity of leading cognitive neuroscientists
  • one-to-one expert supervision on your personal research project
  • hands-on experience with neuroimaging (fMRI)
  • introductions to a vast array of cognitive neuroscience techniques.

You have the opportunity to explore a range of cognitive neuroscience fields – from philosophy of science and research methods to consciousness, addiction and social neuroscience. Supervision is available across a range of topics, through our research groups in Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, and Social and Applied Psychology.

Pathway to doctoral study

This Masters is recognised by the ESRC-funded South East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership as a pathway to doctoral study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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