Cognition and Neuroscience

University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Cognition and Neuroscience Graduate Program at University of Saskatchewan is intended for students who wish to focus primarily on basic research and theoretical issues, as opposed to applied training. The program currently offers graduate training in cognitive science and neuroscience.


The Master's degree requires at least 15 credit units and a thesis and may be completed within one year, although most students take longer. The Master's thesis researh will be designed in consultation with each student's advisory committee early in Year 1. One goal of the Master's thesis research is the production of a "publishable unit" of substantial research in the first year of study. 

Cognition and Neuroscience is flourishing at the University of Saskatchewan.  With on-going programs of research in areas such as mathematical cognition, reasoning, unconscious perception, reading, laterality, cognitive evolution, recovery of function, kindling, spatial ability and joint action. The cognition and neuroscience faculty have a lot to offer both undergraduate and graduate students. Listed below are a number of the Cognitive and Neuroscience research areas in the Cognition and Neuroscience Program.

Cognitive Science 

The Cognitive Science Laboratory has seen many Undergraduate, Honours, Master's and Doctoral students pass through its doors. Laboratory Alumni have gone on to pursue employment or further training as (among other things) speech therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and research assistants. Under the supervision of Dr. Campbell or Dr. Thompson, other students have completed their graduate training and have gone on to prestigious Post-Doctoral placements and faculty positions at other Canadian universities.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Action & Interaction Lab

Research in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Action and Interaction Lab examines the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying people’s ability to perform actions alone and in coordination with other people. Recent projects have examined the mechanisms that allow people to a) precisely time their actions (e.g., to achieve the precise synchrony of ensemble music performance), b) monitor their own and others’ actions to ensure that shared goals are achieved, and c) maintain a sense of agency or control over their actions when coordinating with others. Experimental paradigms range from simple button-pressing tasks to analogs of ensemble music performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Design and Univariate Analysis of Variance.
  • Multiple Regression Analysis.
  • Philosophical Texts: Pretence, Deception, and Sincerity
  • Seminar in Ethics: Moral Responsibility and Free Will

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.A.(Hon.) or B.Sc.(Hon.) in Psychology or equivalent combination of courses and experience in research
  • References
  • Statement of research and clinical interests and plans (1 to 3 pages)
  • Application fee
  • Telephone or in-person interview for shortlisted candidate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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