Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Cognitive Neuroscience PhD

The newly founded Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) focuses on fundamental and applied research into the relationships between brain function, behaviour and psychological processes - using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking, psychophysics, transcranial magnetic stimulation(TMS), transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), infrared thermography and behavioural experiments.

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master's degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected as listed below. Find out which alternative English language qualifications we accept. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.

Potential research students are encouraged to contact members of staff in their area of interest to receive guidance on how to develop a research project on their preferred topic. Staff provide tailored individual guidance to assist potential students in writing a high quality research proposal which will form the basis of their research.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Course modules

Bringing together cognitive neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, cognitive psychologists and sports and exercise psychologists the group aims to carry out cutting edge research on cognitive/perceptual/motor processes and their neural substrates in these three main research strands:
•Vision - visual attention, visual perception, face perception, visual language.
•Action - motor control, executive control, performance (e.g. sport).
•Plasticity - lifespan changes, acquisition of expertise (e.g. in areas above such as vision, action and performance, sports), neurodegeneration/rehabilitation.

Assessment methods

Supervisors with insight

Our supervisors create knowledge and advance understanding, and equip research students with the confidence to apply what they have learnt for the benefit of society. Browse all potential supervisor profiles further here.

Each student will be allocated a supervisory team consisting of the principal supervisor, second supervisor and a Research Development Advisor. The supervisory team will set teaching and learning targets and advise the student how to achieve them. The progress of each student will be assessed by the supervisory team at regular meetings and by a formal Progress Review Panel at 9 months for full-time students (18 months for part-time students) and then annually. All academic supervisors receive university supported training in the supervision of PhD students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Professional doctorate Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years

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