University of Reading

University of Reading

Cognitive Neuroscience

This course is designed to train you for further research and study, ideally for a doctoral programme in psychology, neuroscience, clinical psychology, or a related field. It is research intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other highly valuable transferable skills such as programming. You will receive training in both neurobiology and psychological aspects of cognitive neuroscience and highly transferable analytical skills such as statistics and programming. You will also have the opportunity to engage in research with the NHS Berkshire Memory and Cognition Research Centre, the Centre for Autism, the NHS Anxiety and Depression in Young People Research Unit and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics. You will develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and will be encouraged to use our excellent facilities including brain imaging systems, and eye-tracking, psychophysiology, nutritional testing, and virtual reality and haptic laboratories. Our School is housed in a modern building with extensive teaching and research facilities, including a state-of-the-art multi-million pound neuroimaging centre, including fMRI, EEG and TMS facilities, and three NHS Clinics. The School also hosts significant computing facilities for modelling and analytical purposes. In addition to the facilities and resources provided in our on-campus University Library, our department provides a dedicated study room for MSc students complete with computing facilities. There is a further separate student resources room which can be used for quiet study or group discussions, which has Wi-Fi and kitchen facilities. **Careers** All of our Psychology MSc programmes provide essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, and fundamental transferable skills. The MSc Cognitive Neuroscience is designed to train you for further research and study, ideally for a doctoral programme in psychology, neuroscience, clinical psychology, or a related field. Our students move on to PhDs, applied and clinical psychology posts in the NHS and private sector, and research-based positions in industry. **Modules** - Topics in cognitive and affective neuroscience - Programming in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience - Principles of neurobiology - fMRI data analysis - Methods in neuroscience

Entry requirements

MSc: Due to the popularity of our programmes and the restricted numbers we are able to accept, we would recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You are normally required to have obtained a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should reflect psychology as a scientific discipline and have included the study of brain and behaviour. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Topics in cognitive and affective neuroscience * Programming in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience * Principles of neurobiology * fMRI data analysis * Methods in neuroscience

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (England) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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