Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience
City University London
Key Course Facts
This Masters is ideal for those who have an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related discipline and would like to build more knowledge and skills highly valued both in academic research and the clinical professions. Students will be well-equipped should they wish to undertake further professional training in Clinical Psychology, or a related discipline. The MSc is also an ideal platform from which to progress to PhD studies, particularly in Cognitive or Social Neuroscience.
This Master’s degree bridges three research and clinical disciplines: Cognitive Neuroscience (the study of human brain functions such as memory, perception and language); Clinical Neuroscience (the understanding of neurological, psychological or psychiatric illness via their neural and cognitive antecedents); and Social Neuroscience (the investigation of brain processes that help us communicate, feel, learn and interact with others).
The main aim of this programme is to provide graduates with a thorough grounding in the neuroscience that underpins human cognitive brain function, clinical, social and affective interaction, and neuropathology.
Teaching will comprise of seminars, lectures, computing and statistics classes, and supervision of an individual research project. Your learning experience during the programme will be enhanced by an invited speaker’s programme of external experts who work in Clinical, Social or Cognitive neuroscience.
Optional clinical and research internships are available to you, presenting significant additional learning opportunities. Current clinical internships include working with mental health charity Mind and the Light Year Foundation. Research internships take place in research laboratories in City’s Department of Psychology.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
In order to be eligible for entry, you must hold a first or upper second class degree in Psychology, Biology or a related discipline. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will also be considered.
Tuition Fees Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience MSc
|England UK||£5140||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£5140||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of City University London in top UK and global rankings.
About City University London
Founded in 1894, City University London (a.k.a. City) is located in Central London. Due to its location, City attracts students from around the world, and as a result offers a diverse campus culture. The facilities on-site have been developed with each student’s future work environment in mind. So Law students have access to simulation courts of law, and future Nurses can expect to make use of mock medical wards. Academics aside, being located in Central London means learners can get around quickly thanks to the numerous public transport options in the area.
Student composition of City University London
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Neuroscience MNeurosc||Cardiff University||60%||2%||1%||£9000||£23450||159||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Neuroscience Msci (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||85%||0%||0%||£9250||£26500||156||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Neuroscience with Professional Training Year MNeurosc||Cardiff University||77%||2%||1%||£9000||£23450||159||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Neuroscience MSc||University of Southampton||83%||5%||0%||£9250||£22760||158||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology MRes||The University of Manchester||66%||2%||6%||£8000||£25500||157||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) MBiolSci||University of Leicester||73%||5%||0%||£9250||-||121||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Neuroscience with Industrial Placement MBio||The University of Warwick||75%||0%||3%||£9250||-||162||Coventry||On campus Full-time|
|Neuroscience with Psychology with Industrial Placement Msci (Hons)||University of Aberdeen||77%||0%||0%||-||-||174||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology (4 Years) [MSci] MSc||The University of Manchester||66%||2%||6%||-||-||157||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Neuroscience (4 years) [MSci] MSc||The University of Manchester||70%||1%||0%||-||-||150||Manchester||On campus Full-time|