University of York

University of York

Cognitive Neuroscience

The course has been developed around training and research using neuroimaging techniques, and the experimental and analytical methods on which they depend. Through our specialist modules students are introduced the principles of neuroimaging, gaining hands on experience in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), eletroencephalography (EEG) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), learning how to design, analyse and evaluate neuroimaging experiments, and how such experiments are contributing to our understanding of the brain mechanisms underpinning cognition and behaviour. Along the way, students also receive training on generic statistical, writing and research skills, and are exposed to main research topics in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Finally, students complete an extended empirical project, typically using a neuroimaging technique of their choice.

Entry requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification, normally in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering or a related numerate discipline, and normally at the level of an upper 2nd Class Honours award; IELTS score of 6.5, or a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English score of B. Higher scores may be required of applicants with a typical academic qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: research design and statistics; topics in psychological research; basic principles in neuroimaging; topics in cognitive neuroscience; research design and analysis in neuroimaging; programming in neuroimaging; empirical project.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a variety of different assignments and exams including practical reports, essays, multiple choice questions, critical analysis of published papers, short notes on a range of topics, dissertation on the Empirical Project, poster presentation.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323189