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What will I learn?

Computational cognitive neuroscience is a young and exciting discipline that tackles these long-standing research questions by integrating computer modelling with experimental research.

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neuro-computational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience. Its core topics include:

  • Creating computational/mathematical models of neurons, circuits and cognitive functions
  • The fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience (brain mechanisms and structures underlying cognition and behaviour)
  • Advanced data analysis and neuroimaging techniques

The programme is suitable for students from a variety of disciplines including – but not limited to – psychology, computing, neuroscience, engineering, biology, maths and physics. Students with no prior programming experience are welcome.

Graduates of this Masters will acquire a unique set of complementary skills that will make them extremely competitive in securing research or analyst positions in both academia and industry.

Skills

Graduates of this programme will gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • A sound understanding of brain mechanisms and structures underlying cognition and behaviour
  • Understanding of how memory, attention and decision-making work
  • Knowledge or experience of experimental cognitive neuroscience methods
  • Skills in statistical data analysis
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of biologically constrained neural models of human brain function
  • Computer programming skills
  • Research, analytical, communication and software skills.

Which department am I in?

Psychology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,120.00 (16,64,363) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021

Venue

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross,

Lewisham,

SE14 6NW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will normally need a Bachelor’s degree in a subject relevant to your proposed area of postgraduate study.

For international students

Students need to have first or upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent undergraduate degree) in a relevant discipline. Applicants might also be considered if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can demonstrate the ability to work at postgraduate level. A-levels in Science, Computer Science or Mathematics. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Depending on previous background and experience, applicants may be required to take one or more pre-sessional courses (for example in programming, statistics, or maths) prior to the start of the programme. These courses will be free to MSc offer holders. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0. TOEFL: 90 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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