University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

The cognition subgroup explores core and applied areas of cognitive psychology (attention; eye movements; memory; and language); research explores how human performance changes with experience, using eye-tracking methodologies to record differences; research includes: the difference between experienced and less experienced readers; 1st and 2nd language users; differences between novice and experienced car drivers; the work on memory investigates the influence of emotional and threatening material upon recall and recognition; research uses eye-tracking to investigate the cognitive processes that are used to comprehend combinations of text and graphics (advertisements; photograph captions in newspapers; and figure captions in textbooks); research in vision ranges from traditional visual psychophysics to computational modelling, electrophysiology and brain scanning; the School of Psychology is particularly well resourced to carry out research in cognitive neuroscience, with facilities for electrophysiology, structural and functional brain imaging (MRI and fMRI), dense-sensor EEG recording in both human adults and infants, transcranial magnetic stimulation studies, and numerous systems for tracking eye, hand, and body movements online.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in a related subject relevant to the chosen research area. English requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 19,120 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 19,120 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2HA East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator, School of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5361