University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

This course integrates 2 active and rapidly-developing fields, computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics, to generate innovative strategies and solutions for scientific problems and technological limitations; from modelling human cognition to programming robots to act in their environment, the course crosses the boundary between several disciplines, including biology, neuroscience, psychology, and computer science.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a strong interest in learning in an interdisciplinary environment and substantial quantitative and programming skills; students with good undergraduate degrees from relevant backgrounds are encouraged to apply; these include psychology, neuroscience, computer science, physics, engineering and mathematics.

Course modules

Modules include: intelligent robotics; brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience; introduction to computational methods; neural computation; mind, brain and models.

Assessment methods


Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,840 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,420 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5488