Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This programme will be tailored to your specific needs and requirements through workshops, tutorials and seminars resulting in a thesis in cognitive neuroscience. You will explore the basic neuroscientific principles, methodological approaches and the theoretical framework of cognitive neuroscience. You will further develop and learn new skills of how to practically conduct cognitive neuroscience research. The recent advancement in technology that allows us to measure and probe brain function and mechanism means there is a mass of new data to inform our understanding of the brain. Explaining this data and understanding it requires a theoretical framework to work with. Cognitive neuroscience provides this framework and a powerful explanatory basis to understand the mind and its causal relation to the brain. This MSc by Research course will give you the practical skills required to conduct cognitive neuroscience research and the expertise in neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques. You will explore recent advances and developments in cognitive neuroscience through research. You will gain experience in brain stimulation and/or neuroimaging techniques and learn how to use them to conduct your own research study. This programme is a unique, research-based course, which doesn?t follow the traditional model of lectures and exams. This programme is well suited to those who wish to pursue a career in academia. However, the skills acquired can be applied to a broad range of careers. In particular, those who work in medical, research-based or psychology orientated fields may wish to develop their understanding of how the brain works and how these processes can be measured.

Start Date:

EXPECTED OCT-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £4,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £4,700 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £2,350 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £2,350 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an upper second class honours degree 2:1 or above in psychology, neuroscience or related subject. Entry is subject to the proposed project being acceptable. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.