M.Sc. On Campus

Psychology (Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science)

24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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The Psychology (Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science) program of University of Guelph provides training for students interested in the integrative functioning of the mind and brain.


Key facts

The Psychology (Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science) program of University of Guelph has specific research and course training in their research field and are exposed to broader interdisciplinary research through the Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science. The practicum is a unique feature that provides students with additional specific training in a research laboratory, hospital, government agency, or non-government agency.

We offer a two-year MSc and a three-year PhD, both of which involve preparation and defense of a researchbased thesis. In addition to courses and thesis research, students attend a weekly research seminar, and complete a practicum placement and a qualifying exam.

Research Areas Include:

  • Basic Cognitive Processes
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental and Life-Span Cognition
  • Evolution and Behaviour
  • Foundations of Cognitive Science

Are you interested in:

  • Attention, Emotion, Learning, or Memory
  • Evolution and Behaviour
  • Addiction and Sickness
  • Applied Cognition, such as Driving
  • Behaviour or Economic/Political
  • Decision Making

Career opportunities

  • Academic or non-academic (hospital, industry, etc.) researcher
  • Science Policy Advisor
  • Government or NGO contractor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Statistics
  • Practicum
  • Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science
  • Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • Applications of Cognitive Science
  • Foundations of Cognitive Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B+ (recommended)

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We encourage applicants with experience in one or more of the fields within Neuroscience, Psychology and Applied Cognitive Science. 
  • Students who enter a Master’s will normally have a Bachelor’s or Honours degree in Psychology (or related field). Students who enter at the PhD level will normally have a Master’s degree in a related field. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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