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MScCognitive and Computational Neuroscience

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These relatively new disciplines are the key to explaining the link between brain and behaviour.

Cognitive neuroscience relates cognitive and behavioural functions to the underlying brain systems. Computational neuroscience uses data to construct rigorous computational models of brain function.

Put them together and these new disciplines are the key to explaining the relationship between brain and behaviour.

On this course, you’ll develop a broad and critical understanding of both fields, and an appreciation of different approaches to understanding brain function.

Your range of computational and analytical skills, and an ability to generate and test hypotheses, will give you an excellent foundation for further research.

The course takes students from both life sciences and the physical sciences and engineering. Appropriate training is given to ensure all students can master the required skills and complete the course successfully.

Programme structure

Core modules

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience
Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Computational Neuroscience 1: biologically grounded models
Mathematical Modelling and Research Skills
Computational Neuroscience 2: theoretical models
Brain Imaging and its Physical Foundations


Laboratory classes


Exams at the end of semesters one and two
Extensive empirical research project over the summer

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States