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Computational Neuroscience, Cognition and AI

12 months
26500 GBP/year
11050 GBP/year
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This unique interdisciplinary Computational Neuroscience, Cognition and AI course at University of Nottingham combines aspects of psychology, mathematics and computer science. It uses artificial intelligence to further the understanding of the brain.


Key facts

You will learn how:

  • the brain is believed to work on the cellular, network and systems level
  • to develop mathematical models of brain function and use them in simulations
  • cognitive phenomena relate to brain activity
  • current AI algorithms are based on neuroscience findings
  • a range of experimental approaches are used to measure and analyse brain function

There will be particular focus on how:

  • memories are stored and organised in the brain
  • networks of neurons perform computations
  • visual illusions find their origins in neural circuits


This  Computational Neuroscience, Cognition and AI course at University of Nottingham provides an ideal preparation for a PhD in computational neuroscience, psychology or artificial intelligence.

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training. You will also benefit from dedicated advice from our Careers and Employability Service.

Other careers include:

  • biomedical modelling
  • artificial intelligence
  • data science
  • brain imaging.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Machine Learning in Science - Part one
  • Computational Cognitive Psychology
  • Neural Computation
  • Research project
  • Practical Biomedical Modelling
  • Computer Vision
  • Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
  • The Physics of Deep Learning
  • Advanced Methods in Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent); 
  • 2:2 (or international equivalent) may be considered provided the applicant has at least one year of relevant work experience or another supporting factor; for quantitatively minded students with a background in psychology, neuroscience, or biosciences as well as those with training in physics, engineering, mathematics, or computer science; no specific biology or computer knowledge required. 
  • In their final two years of study applicants must have achieved a 2.1 (60%) in 2 module(s) covering at least two of the following subjects: mathematics, statistics, physics, data analysis, computer science. If such skills were gained independently, evidence should be provided.
  • This course requires mathematical and programming skills. 
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in each element)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /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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