Cognitive neuroscience is the scientific study of biological substrates underlying cognition, with a focus on the neural substrates of mental processes. It is a branch of both psychology and neuroscience, overlapping with disciplines such as biological psychology, cognitive psychology and neuropsychology. Cognitive neuropsychology uses data from single cases of individuals with brain injury or neurological illness to refine theoretical models of cognitive processing.
In your first year on our Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (Integrated) program from University of Essex , you will study both cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology which will give you a thorough grounding in the scientific investigation of the neural mechanisms underlying human behaviour and the effects of brain injury on cognitive function. You will be taught the theoretical and biological foundations of cognitive science, and undertake advanced training in statistics and neuropsychological research methods. Your first year gives you advanced research training which provides you with an excellent preparation to start the PhD element of this course.
With the skills and knowledge you acquire from studying within our Department of Psychology, you will find yourself in demand from a wide range of employers.
Our graduates have been employed in clinical psychology, educational psychology, criminal and forensic psychology.
We also have excellent links with the research community; we are recognised by the ESRC as providing excellent postgraduate training and are an accredited Doctoral Training Centre, offering several studentships.
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- Neurocognition of Human Interaction
- Fundamental Statistics for Research
- Numerical Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
- Theory and Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
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- 60 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Neuroscience Cognitive Sciences View 84 other PhDs in Psychology in United Kingdom
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- You will need a 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in any subject.
- Our four year integrated PhD, allows you to spend your first year studying at Masters level in order to develop the necessary knowledge and skills and to start your independent research in year two.
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 60 months.
National5360 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5360 GBP per year during 60 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.