Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The newly founded Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) focuses on fundamental and applied research into the relationships between brain function, behaviour and psychological processes ' using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), eye'tracking, psychophysics, transcranial magnetic stimulation(TMS), transcranial direct'current stimulation (tDCS), infrared thermography and behavioural experiments.

Course Modules

Bringing together cognitive neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, cognitive psychologists and sports and exercise psychologists the group aims to carry out cutting edge research on cognitive/perceptual/motor processes and their neural substrates in these three main research strands:

•Vision – visual attention, visual perception, face perception, visual language.

•Action – motor control, executive control, performance (e.g. sport).

•Plasticity – lifespan changes, acquisition of expertise (e.g. in areas above such as vision, action and performance, sports), neurodegeneration/rehabilitation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Professional Doctorate £18,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected as listed below. Find out which alternative English language qualifications we accept. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.
  • Potential research students are encouraged to contact members of staff in their area of interest to receive guidance on how to develop a research project on their preferred topic. Staff provide tailored individual guidance to assist potential students in writing a high quality research proposal which will form the basis of their research.
  • Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.