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Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience)

Brock University

24 months
23502 CAD/year
8175 CAD/year
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The Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience)  graduate program at Brock University reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the neurosciences. Behavioural & cognitive neuroscience integrates concepts and methods from biology, chemistry, physiology, pharmacology, cognitive science, and psychology in the study of the neurological underpinnings of behaviour and cognition.


The basic tenet of the field is that behaviour ultimately reflects brain function and that understanding brain function helps us to understand behaviour. Research in behavioural & cognitive neuroscience may be on any of a number of levels of analysis, ranging from the single cell to the whole organism. Individual students working in the field at Brock will usually specialize in a particular area, but they must also learn to appreciate the concepts and methods related to other issues and other levels of analysis. Research in behavioural & cognitive neuroscience involves the use of a wide range of modern neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and neuropharmacological techniques and behavioural measures in studies of humans and other animals.

Goal of the Program:

  • The main goal of this Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience) program offered by Brock University is to prepare students to be at the forefront of research in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience by providing both a broad background and focused, in-depth knowledge of modern approaches to both neuroscientific and behavioural/cognitive disciplines.
  • We are committed to training outstanding students for independent applied or basic research careers in academic, medical, public, or private institutions. Graduate training in our program is tailored to each student. We use an apprenticeship model, in which students work closely with a faculty supervisor and with a supervisory committee comprised of other faculty members of the student's choice. 
  • Students are given opportunities to conduct research also with other faculty members and graduate students. Students are expected to disseminate their research findings to the greater research community through participation in regional, national, or international conferences. Travel awards and travel assistance are readily available from the Office of Graduate Studies, the Psychology Department, and faculty mentors. Students are encouraged to publish their research in scientific journals as part of their training and to meet their career objectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Master's Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Seminar
  • Directed Reading in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:

  • Two references, preferably academic, are required.
  • Scores from the General section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Include a Personal Statement of Interest. It should be no more than one page and provide some indication of your research experience as well as your intermediate and long term goals. 

Tuition Fee

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    23502 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23502 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8175 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8175 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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