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Cognitive Neuroscience, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #412 (QS) ,
The Cognitive Neuroscience programme offered by the Ural Federal University aims to prepare highly qualified specialists in the field of studying the brain and cognitive processes.


The Cognitive Neuroscience programme offered by the Ural Federal University comprises fundamental theoretical training in the field of brain research and neurocognitive processes: neurology, neuropsychology, principles of neuroscience, neurocognitive development of children, methods of brain research and approaches to neurorehabilitation.

Program highlights:

  • The Master’s program employs the scientific-practical database laboratory of Brain and Neurocognitive Development at the Academic Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology, Department of Psychology (headed by S. Kiselyov).
  • Bases for practical training of undergraduates will also be the Clinical Institute of Brain (Director Prof. A. Belkin), Regional psychiatric hospital, correctional and developmental centers of Ekaterinburg city.
Career opportunities:
  • Successful mastering of this program will allow graduates to work at research centers (as researchers), at educational institutions (as teachers), and at neurorehabilitation and correctional-educational centers – as practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Areas and Actual Problems of Modern Psychology
  • System Analysis and Decision Making
  • Teaching Psychology in Higher Education
  • Foreign Language
  • Communication Technologies in Psychology
  • Theoretical and Empirical Research in Psychology
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • Experimental Methods in Neuroscience
  • Methods of Behavioral Genetic Research
  • Research in Neuromarketing
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology of Childhood
  • Neuropsychological Diagnostics of Children
  • Neuropsychological Correction in Childhood
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Assessment of Child Development
  • Child Neurology
  • Brain Development and Neurocognitive Functions in Childhood
  • Applied Aspects of Psychophysics
  • Differential Psychophysiology


Dr. Sergey Kiselyov, Institute of Social and Political Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Document submission period: February, 10th to August, 15th (with potential extention until September, 1st)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following C1 Advanced score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

  • Previous education: Bachelor's Degree / Specialist's Diploma
  • Option of entrance exam: interview with head of the program. It is possible to take the exam via skype.
  • English language requirements: B2 or higher. Certificates are not obligatory; the level will be tested during the Skype interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2875 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2875 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The tuition fees are approximate, calculated based on the average currency exchange rate of 1 USD = 60 RUB, and may change depending on exchange rate.

Living costs for Ekaterinburg

  • 27953 - 42950 RUB/month
    Living Costs

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