MSc Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience

The University of Sheffield is inviting applications for MSc Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience course starting in September 2018.

This course provides graduate training in computational and cognitive neuroscience. It introduces core problems in computational neuroscience, adaptive behaviour, neuroscience, ethology, evolutionary biology, connectionism, and robotics, and introduces core techniques in experimental cognitive psychology, computer simulation and modeling, brain imaging and mathematics.

This is a full-time course taught over 12 months through lectures, seminars and laboratory classes. Students will also complete their own independent research project, working under the close supervision of an academic member of staff.

Investigative techniques covered: Computational and mathematical modelling at several levels of description (from the biophysics of neural membranes to neural populations), neural network theory and learning algorithms, biomimetic robotics, anatomical tracing, multi-electrode electrophysiology, optical imaging, behavioural observation.

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.

Eligibility- Holders of a three year bachelor degree with a minimum of 60% or “first class” in either a life science or mathematical/physical science from a reputable university. IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in writing and 6.0 in the other components, or equivalent.

Fee – The annual fee for overseas students starting in 2018 is £21450.

Scholarships – The University of Sheffield is pleased to offer £2500 Scholarship 2018 to international students starting a the taught masters programme in Septemberer 2018.