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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Cognitive Psychology

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Course Summary

Cognitive neuroscience is one of psychology’s most fast-moving and fundamental areas, bringing together aspects of psychology and neuroscience.

On our Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme. You'll combine research methodology training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the field to gain understanding of the neural basis for cognition and sensorimotor skills.

You will get up close to the world leading facilities for brain imaging research at UEA’s research dedicated brain imaging centre (UBIC). The course builds to a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you will undertake with the supervision of active researchers.

You’ll also benefit from a tailored research placement, through which you’ll acquire and hone further research skills.

You can complete your course in one year full-time or over two years part-time. It is ideal if you are a high-calibre psychology graduate, or a graduate of a related discipline such as medicine, neuroscience, or biological sciences and are preparing for a PhD in the subject, or aim to pursue a career with a significant research element.

Our MSc Cognitive Neuroscience combines research method training with in-depth study of the subject as a whole. During your time with us, you’ll become familiar with modern psychological research methods, for example fMRI, EEG, and TMS.

You’ll gain the ability to understand the neural basis of cognition, prepare research proposals, conduct critical reviews, and perform hands-on data analysis. You will also acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication, and in the analysis of complex data sets. You can also undertake a research placement tailored to the specific skills you need to enhance your employability.

The programme includes compulsory modules, which will give you a solid grounding in the subject’s key areas, and optional modules, which you’ll choose according to your specific interests.

The course builds to a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you will undertake with the supervision of active researchers in the School of Psychology. Take a look at the School of Psychology’s webpage to find a researcher who works on a topic that interests you. You’re welcome to contact our academics to discuss your research interests and find out how we can help you explore those areas before you apply.

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Entry requirements

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent. Psychology or related degree including, for example, medicine, neuroscience or biological science.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a research-driven university located in Norwich, with an international reputation for excellence and over 15,000 students comprising a diverse community representing over 80 countries worldwide. Around 25% of students are postgraduates. The university is part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest research communities in Europe, conducting pioneering work into some of the most progressive current...more

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