Cognitive Neuroscience MPhil/PhD


Research areas:

  • Cognitive neurology
  • Cognitive neuropsychiatry
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience.
Areas of human cognition studied include:
  • Attention
  • Awareness
  • Cognitive control
  • Development
  • Executive function
  • Memory
  • Motor control
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Social perception
  • Spatial cognition
  • Speech communication
  • Visual cognition
  • Visual communication.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and some relevant research experience.

English level expected: Good

Application

  • All applicants: 30 June 2014
  • Scholarship applicants: 17 January 2014
Applications for competitive funding awarded by UCL must arrive by 17 January in the year you wish to start. If other sources of funding are being considered, it is still in your interest to apply by the 17 January deadline, but later applications can sometimes be considered. Applications should be made as soon as possible, and not later than 30 June for entry in September/October.

Fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
  • UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
  • Overseas Full-time: £20,900
  • Overseas Part-time: £10,450

Funding

Funding is available from UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust Studentships and the Brain Research Trust.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website


Career

The vast majority of graduating PhD students have gone onto postdoctoral positions in leading universities such as UCL, Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, and UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley in the USA.



Next steps

Contact

Dr Mairead MacSweeney

T: +44 (0)20 7679 1157

Department

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

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Student View

"A particularly valuable aspect of my degree is that I am part of UCL’s vast neuroscience community. This provides great networking opportunities and gives me the chance to learn from world-leading academics and experts in my field."

Seetal Chavda

Degree: Visual Neuroscience PhD

Subject: Ophthalmology, Faculty: Brain Sciences

Alumni View

"My experience at UCL has helped me obtain two internships at research labs: Palo Alto Research Center in 2011, and Microsoft Research in 2012."

Dr Christian P Janssen

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, 2012

Subject: Interaction Centre (UCLIC), Faculty: Brain Sciences