Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


Postgraduate taught degrees

Our programmes will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to become the next generation of experts in in cognitive neuroscience.
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Cognitive Neuroscience MSc

This is a research-led, state-of-the-art degree programme on mental processes in the human brain that brings together some of the world's leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychology.

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Cognitive Neuroscience MRes

There is increasing international demand for high-quality research training on mental processes in the human brain and this programme offers an ideal environment for independent research in this fast-developing field.

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MSc or MRes?

The MSc (“Master in Science”) and MRes (“Master in Research”) programmes are both taught over one academic year. Find out which programme is right for you. 

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Student testimonials

Past and current students share their experiences of studying at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.


Cognitive neuroscience modules

Find out details of the taught modules we offer when you study with us.


MSc research project

Students are expected to conduct an empirical piece of research in the area of cognitive neuroscience.

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The Shallice Prize

The annual Shallice Prize for top performing students is named after Professor Tim Shallice, founder and former director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.


Frequently asked questions

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