University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Cognition and Brain Sciences

Students on this programme explore fundamental human cognitive processes such as attention, language, memory, and emotion. Students study the brain mechanisms underlying human cognition. Study also examines the development of new treatments for clinical disorders of cognition and mental health.

Entry requirements

At least a Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent; IELTS: overall band score of 7.0, with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading; TOEFL: paper-based test: 600 with 5.0 in the test of written English (TWE); TOEFL: internet-based test: 100 with a minimum score of 25 in each element.

Assessment methods

Research project under individual supervision, examined by thesis and oral examination.

Sponsorship information

The Medical Research Council funds 3 4-year PhD studentships, covering all fees and stipends. Externally funded stduents are also welcome and we have been successful in gaining many scholarships from the University of Cambridge to fund our international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 18,732 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,924 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 23,808 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 23,808 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,176 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 17,178 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,262 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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