City, University of London

Course Introduction

This Masters is ideal for those who have an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline and would like to build more knowledge and skills highly valued both in academic research and the clinical professions. Students will be well-equipped should they wish to undertake further professional training in Clinical Psychology, or a related discipline. The MSc is also an ideal platform from which to progress to PhD studies, particularly in Cognitive or Social Neuroscience.

This Masters degree bridges three research and clinical disciplines: Cognitive Neuroscience (the study of human brain functions such as memory, perception and language); Clinical Neuroscience (the understanding of neurological, psychological or psychiatric illness via their neural and cognitive antecedents) and Social Neuroscience (the investigation of brain processes that help us communicate, feel, learn and interact with others).

The major aim of this programme is to provide you with a thorough grounding in the neuroscience that underpins human cognitive brain function, clinical, social and affective interaction, and neuropathology. Teaching will comprise of seminars, lectures, computing and statistics classes, and supervision of an individual research project. Your learning experience during the programme will be enhanced by an invited speaker?s programme of external experts who work in Clinical, Social or Cognitive neuroscience. Your learning will be assessed through essays, examinations, oral presentations, research methods projects and interpretation of statistical analyses, formal research proposals and a dissertation.

This course will provide you with knowledge and skills highly valued both in academic research and the clinical professions. The MSc is an ideal platform from which to progress to PhD studies, particularly in Cognitive or Social Neuroscience. You will also be well-equipped should you wish to undertake further professional training in Clinical Psychology, or a related discipline. The knowledge and skills you will acquire in this programme are highly valuable, whether you choose to pursue further research or an applied occupation. They will enhance your employability prospects in a wide range of sectors including the pharmaceutical industry, neuromarketing, the computing industry, science and the media, science and the arts, business or education.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,690 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,690 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,320 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,845 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,845 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,160 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must hold a first or upper second class degree in Psychology, Biology or a related discipline. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will also be considered.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English, they need to provide evidence of English proficiency. We only accept the following English language qualifications: A first degree from a UK university or from the CNAA; a first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Ireland or the USA; GCE O-level/GCSE English Language or English Literature, grade C minimum; IELTS - 7 or above in each section; Pearson test with a score of at least 67 in each area.
  • IELTS score: 7