University of Sussex
Cognitive neuroscience is an exciting and rapidly developing field of research that straddles the traditional disciplines of psychology and biology. It has been referred to as the �biology of the mind� as it seeks to provide brain-based accounts of cognitive functions such as perception, memory, emotion, language and thought. This course offers a number of modules reflecting the Sussex research in the neuroscience of consciousness and social neuroscience. It is our aim to offer hands-on experience of the methods of cognitive neuroscience, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), in addition to providing a solid foundation in contemporary theories to prepare you for a potential career in research.
A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience.
Core modules may include: Advanced research methods in psychology; drug addiction and its treatment; ethics, philosophy and methods of research; functional magnetic resonance imaging; linear models in statistics; neuroscience of consciousness; research dissertation; social neuroscience; topics in cognitive neuroscience.
The taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods that include term papers, presentations and unseen examinations. The project is assessed by a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Sussex House||Brighton||BN1 9RH||South East|