Bournemouth University

Master MSc Cognitive Neuroscience - Máster en Neurociencia Cognitiva

Bournemouth University
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Dorset
  • Precio:
    Unlimited number of Scholarships available
    UK, CI and ROI students: £8,000-£12,000 for full-time study

    International students: £12,500-£16,500 for full-time study
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2024
  • Lugar:
    Fern Barrow, Poole,
    Dorset (Bournemouth) BH12 5BB
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    MSc Cognitive Neuroscience


This research-inspired course will equip you for a career in cognitive neuroscience. With a focus on neuroimaging, electrophysiology and brain stimulation, this course delivers theoretical understanding and practical applications.


A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1, or equivalent in a required subject. Applicants with a 2.2 may be considered with a strong academic or professional background.

International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.


Develop the skills for a career in cognitive neuroscience; particularly neuroimaging, EEG, and brain stimulation, through theoretical understanding and practical applications
Acquire experience and expertise in experimental design, advanced statistical analysis, and evaluation of research in different disciplines within psychology and cognitive neuroscience
Enhance your knowledge and understanding of the core areas of common concern in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, including attention, learning, vision, memory and language, and the strategy of cross-disciplinary research in theory and application development
Develop critical evaluation of the major issues, investigative strategies, and empirical findings of recent attempts to integrate the different approaches of cognitive neuroscience
Learn to critically evaluative and develop analytical skills to address your own and others´ research, including summarising, assessing, and reflecting upon theory and methodology through a range of communication and audio-visual strategies, including written, oral, and conference poster presentations
Benefit from the knowledge of our expert staff in relation to how the brain supports cognitive processing and behaviour.


Brain Structure &  Function: This unit provides an overview of basic human functional neuroanatomy. You will learn about the principles underlying the anatomical organisation and functional segregation of the human brain, as well as the necessary neuroanatomical background to develop relevant research questions in cognitive neuroscience.
Experimental Design in Cognitive Neuroscience: The theoretical component of the unit covers a range of approaches to experimental design in cognitive neuroscience and critical evaluation of current practices in designing experiments. The practical component of the unit illustrates principles of experimental design by using relevant examples from the published studies focusing on a technique-specific design, limitation, and advantages, ways to control unwanted variables, common pitfalls, and neuroethics. The unit aims to prepare students for undertaking an independent research project in cognitive neuroscience
Critical Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience: The unit provides a comprehensive overview of the critical issues in cognitive neuroscience, the scientific study of the underlying biological processes of cognition. Current research issues (e.g., modularity vs. brain connectivity) will be discussed and supplemented with recent peer-reviewed journal articles.
Advanced Research Methods: The unit covers a range of research methods and a tool used for conducting advanced level research, and describes the intricacies of experimental design in such contexts. The unit aims to prepare students for undertaking independent research using advanced research techniques. 
Advanced Statistics: You will learn and apply a range of statistical techniques intended for analysing data from psychological research. These are advanced techniques which are not covered at undergraduate level, but they build on statistical knowledge that you should have acquired in your undergraduate course. 
Key Transferable Skills - Presentation & Scientific Writing: In this unit, you´ll gain key skills for interpreting, presenting and writing research. Topics will include writing research and grant proposals, presentation skills and the development of advanced writing skills.
Research Project: You will work closely with a member of staff engaging in discussions in order to choose an appropriate research project based around a particular topic that interests you, or expanding an element from the course that you want to pursue further, perhaps linked to your future career aspirations.

Salidas profesionales

As a Cognitive Neuropsychology graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as:

Cognitive Neuroscientist
Academic Researcher
Data Analyst
PhD Student

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