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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc Cognitive Neuroscience combines research method training with in-depth study of the subject as a whole. During your time with us you’ll become familiar with modern psychological research methods, including EEG, TMS, and fMRI.

You will gain the ability to understand the neural basis of cognition, prepare research proposals, conduct critical reviews, and perform hands-on data analysis. You will also acquire transferable skills in oral and written communication, and in the analysis of complex data sets. You can also undertake a research placement tailored to the specific skills you need to enhance your employability.

The programme includes compulsory modules, which will give you a solid grounding in the subject’s key areas, and optional modules, which you’ll choose according to your specific interests.

The course builds to a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you will undertake with the supervision of active researchers in the School of Psychology. Take a look at the School of Psychology’s webpage to find a researcher who works on a topic that interests you. We encourage you to contact our academics to discuss your research interests and find out how we can help you explore those areas before you apply.


Cognitive neuroscience is one of psychology’s most fast-moving and fundamental areas, bringing together aspects of psychology and neuroscience.

On our Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme you will combine research methodology training with in-depth study at the cutting edge of the field to gain understanding of the neural basis for cognition and sensorimotor skills. The course builds to a substantial piece of Master’s research, which you will undertake with the supervision of active researchers.?

You’ll also benefit from a tailored research placement, through which you’ll acquire and hone further research skills.?

You can complete your course in one year full-time or over two years part-time. It is ideal if you are a high calibre psychology graduate, or a graduate of a related discipline such as medicine, neuroscience, or biological sciences and are preparing for a PhD in the subject, or aim to pursue a career with a significant research element.

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Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,600per year

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

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University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 103 8

    36th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    130 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    143 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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