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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

With MSc Cognitive Neuroscience gain a firm grounding in interdisciplinary cognitive neuroscience, as well as classical psychology and neuropsychology with options in developmental psychology and psychopathology.

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 and the NHS Anxiety and Depression in Young People Research Unit.

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.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

This course will particularly appeal to those interested in academic, clinical and research careers where knowledge of human cognitive and emotional systems is relevant.

All of our MSc programmes are research intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other 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 regularly move on to PhD positions, applied and clinical psychology posts in the NHS and private sector, as well as research-based positions in industry.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 20,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 103 9

    55th out of 118 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    123 54%

    57th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    83rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    33rd

    56
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    132 61%

    44th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    110th

    2

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