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M.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive Neuroscience

Swansea University

12 months
18050 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Cognitive Neuroscience programme from Swansea University has been designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate study and PhD research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and imaging methods.

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You will learn how to design, analyse, and evaluate neuroimaging experiments that contribute to our understanding of the brain mechanisms underpinning aspects of cognition and behaviour such as memory, attention, object recognition, neurodegeneration, and brain trauma.

You will get in-depth training in cognitive neuroscience research, introducing the principles of neuroimaging and gaining hands-on experience in structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI and fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

Our wide range of optional modules means that you can tailor your studies to your particular interests and goals for further study. We can also help you to secure work placements to provide valuable clinical experience. 

Many of our academic staff are leaders in their specialist fields of research, including clinical and health psychology, brain injury, sleep, cognition, neuroscience and developmental psychology.

Career opportunities

A Cognitive Neuroscience programme from Swansea University  will provide you with a vital academic foundation for future study at doctoral level. On completion, you will be able to apply to any competitive PhD programme in cognitive neuroscience nationally and internationally.

The course opens up a range of career options within cognitive neuroscience and related fields including psychology, computing, neurosciences, medicine and computer science

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Methods
  • Structure and Function of the Brain
  • Experimental Design: Brain Stimulation
  • Experimental Design: Brain Recording
  • Experimental Design: Neuroimaging
  • Python for Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • fMRI Analysis

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
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for this course you will need:

  • A minimum of a UK 2.2 degree in Psychology, or a related discipline
  • A range of qualifications from international applicants are considered
  • If you are a non-first language English speaker you will need to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.
  • Applications are welcomed from non-standard applicants. If you wish to be considered for non-graduate entry you must have a non-graduate qualification followed by significant work, or other, experience which has been assessed as appropriate for admission. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

 Part-time tuition

  • UK - £ 4,250
  • International - £ 9,000

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 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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