University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cognitive and Neural Systems

The scientific goal of the Centre of Cognitive and Neural Systems is to understand information processing by the central and peripheral nervous systems at several different levels of analysis, from cognitive psychology through cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging, behavioural neuroscience and neuropharmacology, and extending to theoretical models of neuronal networks. Research groups focus on: human cognitive neuroscience (including ageing); the neurobiology of learning, memory and plasticity (focusing on hippocampus and cortex); the processing of nociceptive somatosensory information, cerebrovascular physiology and pharmacology; the consequences of drug action, including drugs of abuse.

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2.1 or higher result, or its international equivalent; applicants must also have been formally interviewed by the School they wish to enter; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years
PhD Part-time £ 8,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 21,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 3,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 10,675 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 650 3520