Swansea University

Swansea University

Research Methods in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience is at the intersection of cognitive science, brain imaging, and clinical neuroscience. It is one of the most significant areas of contemporary science and it is beginning to transform our understanding of both normal and damaged brain function. The course will equip you with the skills necessary for careers in cognitive neuroscience, and enable you to acquire experience and expertise in experimental design, advanced statistical analysis and evaluation of research in different disciplines within cognitive neuroscience.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 degree in psychology or a related discipline is required. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Statistical methods; theoretical issues in cognitive neuroscience; practical applications in cognitive neuroscience; neuropsychology; generic research skills; introduction to research programming; neuropsychology; computing skills.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 602420