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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type


Course Summary

This course will equip you with advanced training in Cognitive Neuroscience research methods. It’s the ideal preparation if you’re interested in studying for a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and will be of great benefit if you’re planning, or already pursuing, a career with a significant research component. 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, including EEG, TMS, and fMRI. You will 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.

Different course options

Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Understanding how the brain functions normally and how it is affected by disease presents one of the major challenges for resarch in the 21st century. There is increasing international demand for research training on cognitive processes in the health and diseased human brain. This module brings together expert researchers in cognitive and rehabilitation offering students a strong foundation of knowledge in brain sciences.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1) in Psychology, or a related discipline (e.g. neuroscience, medicine, biological sciences) with strong psychology content, from a recognized higher education institution.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries, with over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the...more

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