Cognitive neuroscience examines the biological processes that help us to understand complex mental functions such as memory, language, emotion, perception, attention and consciousness.
While psychology focuses on understanding the structure of the mind through behavioural experiments, neuroscience concentrates mainly on cellular and molecular mechanisms of the brain.
You'll learn how to design, analyse and evaluate neuroimaging experiments, and see how they contribute to our understanding of brain mechanisms.
Provided jointly by the Department of Psychology and the York Neuroimaging Centre (YNiC), the course pulls in expertise from other areas of the University, such as the Hull York Medical School.
Careers and skills
This Cognitive Neuroscience course from University of York will enhance your transferable skills as well as the skills required for careers in a range of industries. A high proportion of our graduates go on to complete PhDs in neuroimaging, psychology or neuropsychology. Others gain further research experience before undertaking a PhD or training in Clinical Psychology; or find work as Assistant Psychologists and Research Assistants.
The Department's Employability Coordinator works closely with the University careers service, which offers our students an additional range of career and recruitment events, skills sessions and one-to-one advice.
For information about professional pathways in psychology see the British Psychology Society website.
- Forensic psychology
- Educational psychology
- Child psychology
- PhD research
- Systems analysis
- Market research
- Social work
- Management consultancy
- Human resources
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- Research Design and Statistics
- Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience
- Basic Principles in Neuroimaging
- Data Analysis in Neuroimaging
- Research Design in Neuroimaging
- Programming in Neuroimaging
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesNeuroscience Cognitive Sciences Clinical Psychology View 159 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology or a related discipline
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International23300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9730 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9730 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.