Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences MPhil/PhD
- Behavioural neuroscience
- Cognitive neuroscience of language
- Comparative cognition and behaviour
- Deafness, cognition and language
- Language and memory
- Language processing
- Neural basis of spatial cognition
- Reasoning and decision-making
- Social cognition
- Speech production and perception
- Visual perception and modelling.
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or a taught UK Master’s degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. Overseas applicants also need to satisfy the English language requirements.
English level expected: Good
- All applicants: 30 June 2014
- Scholarship applicants: 31 January 2014
- UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
- UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
- Overseas Full-time: £20,900
- Overseas Part-time: £10,450
UCL has been selected as a Doctoral Training Centre by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the division can offer a small number of ESRC funded PhD Studentships. These are available to UK/EU students only.
A number of departmental demonstratorships/teaching assistantships are also available.
Other sources of funding include the UCL Grand Challenges studentship programme, UCL Graduate Research Scholarships, UCL Overseas Research Scholarships, and the four-year Wellcome Scholarship.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Many students who complete a PhD in the department stay in academia, either going on to become postdoctoral researchers or research assistants, and ultimately lecturers. Some go on to further training in fields such as clinical psychology, educational psychology, consultancy or applied research. A PhD degree taken at UCL is recognised both nationally and internationally as a qualification of the highest status.
Top career destinations for this programme
- BSL, Teaching Course Administrator, 2009
- University of York, Teaching Fellow, 2009
- UCL, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2009
"UCL provides access to the neuroimaging resources that are required for my research, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and we and work within a community of researchers who are world leaders in the use of these methods."
Senior Lecturer in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
"The resources for psychological and neuroscience research at the university are among the best in Europe. UCL has many of the brightest, inspiring scientists in my research field."
Dr Hugo Spiers
Lecturer in Psychology