Cognitive neuroscience is the scientific study of biological substrates underlying cognition, with a focus on the neural substrates of mental processes. It is a branch of both psychology and neuroscience, overlapping with disciplines such as biological psychology, cognitive psychology and neuropsychology. Cognitive neuropsychology uses data from single cases of individuals with brain injury or neurological illness to refine theoretical models of cognitive processing.
With the skills and knowledge you acquire from studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology within our Department of Psychology at the University of Essex , you will find yourself in demand from a wide range of employers. Our MSc graduates have been employed as Research Associates, Research Coordinators, Data Analyst, Lab Managers and Research and Development Companies. The course also may be taken prior to a PhD or Clinical Training.
We also have excellent links with the research community; we are recognised by the ESRC as providing excellent postgraduate training and are an accredited Doctorial Training Centre, offering several studentships.
Our recent PhD students have taken up post-doctoral positions in other top UK universities and international universities (in the US, Italy and Australia), as well as being appointed to lectureships.
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- Research Project (MSc)
- Fundamental Statistics for Research
- Research Methods & Statistics in Cognitive Neuropsychology & Neuroscience
- Theory and Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
- Critical Literature Review (optional)
- Special Topics in Social Psychology (optional)
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .
DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences View 803 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
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- A 2.2 degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a related subject .
- If you hold a degree in Psychology it would be preferable, though not essential, if this was British Psychological Society accredited.
- Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.
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International18800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18800 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8760 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8760 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.