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  • Cognitive Neuroscience MSc /

    The Cognitive Neuroscience MSc at UCL is aresearch-led, state-of-the-art degree programme onmental processes in the human brain. Theprogramme brings together some of the world'sleading researchers in cognitive neuroscience andcognitive neuropsychology.

    Degree summary

    Students learn about the relationship between the mind and the brain inpatients and healthy individuals, alongside the ideas, methodology, andcurrent state of knowledge in cognitive neuroscience. Students learn inthe classroom andlaboratory via a combination of lectures, discussionsand practical work. Alongside discipline-specific knowledge and skills,the programme develops key transferable skills.

    // UCL is among the principal research centres in the world in this areaand offers an ideal environment to study cognitive neuroscience.

    // Our work attracts staff and students from around the world. Togetherthey create an outstanding and vibrant environment, takingadvantage of cutting-edge resources such as a behaviouralneuroscience laboratory, a centre for brain imaging, and extensivelaboratories for research in speech and language, perception, andcognition.

    // Opportunities for graduate students to work with world-renownedresearchers exist in all areas of investigation. The division offers asupportive environment including numerous specialist seminars,workshops, and guest lectures.

    The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials,problem classes, laboratory classes and student presentations.Depending on the chosen taught modules, it includes casedemonstrations of neuropsychological patients, hands-on experiencewith the analysis of neuroimaging data, critical analyses of publishedscientific papers, and discussion seminars. Assessment is throughexaminations, essays, practical exercises, reports and the researchdissertation.

    Degree structure

    Mode: Full-time: 1 year

    Location: London, Bloomsbury

    The programme is only available in full-time mode of study.

    Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programmeconsists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation(60 credits).


    // Communication Skills in Cognitive Neuroscience

    // Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience I: Fundamental Processes

    // Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience II: Elaborative and Adaptive Processes

    // Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience III: Translational Research

    // Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience I: Lesion Approaches

    // Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience II: Neuroimaging

    // Research Methods (Statistics)

    // Structure and Function of the Brain


    // There are no optional modules for this programme.


    // All students undertake an empirical research project in the area of cognitiveneuroscience, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,00012,000 words.

  • * Careers data is taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 20132015graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

    Your career

    The MSc is a very selective programme that develops key research skillsin the field of cognitive neuroscience and serves as a basis for PhDstudy in an academic setting or a research career in industry orbusiness. The MSc also promotes key skills that prepare students formore general careers in clinical psychology, marketing, teaching, andconsultancy.

    Recent career destinations* include:

    // Research Assistant, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL

    // Research Assistant, University of Oxford

    // Centre Director, Explore Learning


    Students will have the opportunity to study and conduct cutting-edgeresearch alongside some of the leading researchers in the field ofcognitive neuroscience. Students will be immersed in this researchenvironment and will learn directly from experts in the field rather thanjust text-books.

  • Entry requirements

    Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from aUK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

    English language proficiency level

    If your education has not been conducted in the English language, youwill be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level ofEnglish proficiency.

    The level of English language proficiency for this programme is: Good.

    Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications andtest providers is provided

    Your application

    Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competitionfor places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseasapplicants) should take note of application deadlines.

    When we assess your application we would therefore like to learn viayour personal statement:

    // why you want to study Cognitive Neuroscience at graduate level

    // why you want to study Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL

    // which module (s) on the Cognitive Neuroscience programme interestyou most and why

    // if you have a particular research project in mind

    // your knowledge and interest in the subject demonstrated by brieflydiscussing a specific book or article that you have read that arousedyour interest in the topic of cognitive neuroscience

    // how your academic and professional background meets thedemands of this rigorous programme

    // how completion of the Cognitive Neuroscience MSc will help youobtain your short- and long-term career goals

    Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statementis your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to thisprogramme match what the programme will deliver.

    Application fee: There is an application processing fee for thisprogramme of 75 for online applications and 100 for paperapplications. More details about the application fee can be found


    // UK: 10,740 (FT)

    // EU: 10,740 (FT)

    // Overseas: 25,880 (FT)

    The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees forsubsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Furtherinformation on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can beviewed on the UCL Current Students website.

    Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCLScholarships website:


    All applicants: 27 July 2018

    Details on how to apply are available on the website


    Zoe Belk, Acting Teaching Administrator


    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 4754

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    This information is for guidance only. It should not be construed as advice nor relied upon and does not form part of any contract.For more information on UCL's degree programmes please see the UCL Graduate Prospectus at

    PDF Updated: February 07, 2018


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