University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Cognitive Neuroscience

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.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

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
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01273 876638