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PhD/MPhil Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Manchester

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme description

Our PhD/MPhil Cognitive Neuroscience programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Cognitive Neuroscience is a dynamic and emerging field of research that seeks to understand how we think, feel and act. The focus of our research is on revealing the mechanisms responsible for these complex neuropsychological functions.

Our wide expertise here in Manchester is centred on understanding cognition in both the normal brain as well as abnormal neurological and psychiatric disorders. Thus, a major target for our research is the establishment of translational advances for the treatment of various neuropsychiatric disorders that emerge across the lifespan.

While our primary focus is on understanding human cognition, we also use complementary and translational animal models of these processes to reveal aspects of cognition at the neural level.

A major focus in Manchester is the vital integration of behavioural measurement with various cutting-edge approaches to record and manipulate on-going brain activity (eg by using MRI, fMRI, MEG, EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation).

The large number of laboratories and wide range of research techniques available to PhD students allows us to support projects that can investigate cognitive processes at many levels. This significantly enhances the student experience and opportunities on offer for training and collaboration.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,500per 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 Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 100 5

    20th out of 118 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    165 75%

    13th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    52nd

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    154 74%

    22nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    16th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    65th

    12

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