University of Essex

University of Essex

Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience is concerned with the scientific study of biological substrates underlying cognition, with a specific focus on the neural substrates of mental processes, and addresses questions of how psychological functions are produced by the brain; it is a branch of both psychology and neuroscience, overlapping with disciplines like physiological psychology, cognitive psychology and neuropsychology; cognitive neuroscience relies upon theories in cognitive science coupled with evidence from neuropsychology and computational modelling; our course gives students a grounding in the scientific investigation of the neural mechanisms underlying human behaviour, with a particular reference to cognitive processes; they are taught the theoretical and biological foundations of cognitive science, and undertake advanced statistical training; a central feature is our instruction covering the physiological bases and practical applications of cognitive neuroscience techniques; this core knowledge is integrated with understanding in related areas: Experimental psychology; cognitive neuropsychology; computational modelling.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Psychology
Telephone number: 
01206 872719