12 months
26300 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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This Human Cognitive Neuropsychology programme at The University of Edinburgh provides an opportunity for intensive advanced training in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. 

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You will take courses on the theoretical and methodological aspects of cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology and brain imaging, and conduct an original research dissertation in one of these areas. You will also receive thorough training in advanced academic skills and research methods within psychology, including a comprehensive coverage of statistical modelling and research design using the R statistical language.

Career opportunities

The Human Cognitive Neuropsychology  programme at The University of Edinburgh  is primarily designed for students who aspire to pursue a research-oriented career in cognitive neuroscience or neuropsychology or to apply for higher-level clinical training. However, the course also teaches a broad range of transferable skills applicable to a wide range of modern jobs, such as research design, data management and processing, statistical modelling and interpretation, as well as the synthesis and communication of complex literature.

Programme Structure

Core courses:

  • Psychological Research Skills - General advanced research methodology
  • Univariate Statistics and Methodology using R - Introduction to R and statistical models
  • Multivariate Statistics and Methodology using R - Advanced statistical modelling
  • Specialist Techniques in Cognitive Neuroscience - This course focuses on the major methodological aspects of different cognitive neuroscience techniques, such as fMRI, fNIRS, TMS, EEG, lesion symptom mapping and single case studies; lectures and discussions are coupled with practical workshops that provide students with hands-on experience.
  • Contemporary Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience - This course focuses on cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience research, with lectures and discussion sessions covering topics, such as vision, memory, and language.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, in Psychology.
  • We may also consider students without a psychology degree if you can demonstrate academic study in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, biological psychology and/or clinical psychology, together with a solid preparation in methodology and statistics.
  • Entry to this programme is extremely competitive.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home: £6,250
  • International/EU: £13,150

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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