Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)
- All applicants:
- 30 June 2015
- Scholarship applicants:
- 16 January 2015
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 Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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- Cognitive neurology
- Cognitive neuropsychiatry
- Cognitive neuropsychology
- Cognitive neuroscience.
- Cognitive control
- Executive function
- Motor control
- Numeracy and literacy
- Social perception
- Spatial cognition
- Speech communication
- Visual cognition
- Visual communication.
Funding is available from UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust Studentships, the Brain Research Trust, ESRC studentships, teaching assistant studentships (demonstratorships), UCL graduate research scholarships.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
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.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Post-doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig (2012)
- Post-doctoral Researcher, Royal Holloway (2011)
- Post-doctoral researcher, Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge University (2011)
- Analyst, YouGov (2014)
- Imaging Consultant, Definiens AG (2011)
Why study this degree at UCL?
The key benefit of studying cognitive neuroscience at UCL is the outstanding research environment to which students have access. This includes the many UCL Faculty who are world experts in their respective fields; the taught courses offered by these members of staff; a large number of visiting speakers and also numerous workshops, summer schools and locally organised conferences. An additional reason to study cognitive neuroscience at UCL ICN is the high quality of fellow students that come from a range of different backgrounds. This creates a stimulating research environment.
Student / staff ratios › 17 staff › 42 taught students › 48 research students
Department: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
- All applicants
- Scholarship applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now