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Cognitive Neuroscience, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #78 (QS) Durham, United Kingdom
The Cognitive Neuroscience course offered by Durham University is aimed at home and international students who are seeking to build on their undergraduate qualifications to develop their project management skills and theoretical knowledge for a career in research or related disciplines.

Overview

The Cognitive Neuroscience course offered by Durham University is aimed at those from closely related science backgrounds, to build up a knowledge and practical experience of cognitive neuroscience and psychology, before embarking on a psychology related career.

As the theoretical background to, and techniques of, cognitive neuroscience are rarely available to students at undergraduate level, the main objective of this MSc is to provide you with detailed historical, philosophical, theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of cognitive neuroscience techniques. This wide-ranging knowledge will make you an extremely strong candidate for future research positions, and provides you with an ability to develop broad research programmes, utilising a range of techniques, as an independent researcher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Techniques in Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Research Practice 
  • Critical Analysis
  • Applied Statistics 
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

2:1 in Psychology or Psychology related subject (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Durham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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