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Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the biggest challenges the scientific community is currently working on. 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.
Why study this course?
- This cutting-edge programme is at the forefront of a new, rapidly emerging field of research.
- It is multidisciplinary, conveying the theory and practice of computational and cognitive neurosciences.
- You can do your final research project in collaboration with a variety of international companies, paving the way for employment and internship opportunities. Currently, our list of industry partners and collaborators includes representatives from Sony Japan, BrainControl, Selvita, Square Enix and DeepWave Technologies (Please note that this list of collaborators may change and that the implementation of a joint project with them is subject to their availability).
- Graduates of this programme will gain a competitive edge in the job market over graduates of other, standard programmes in related fields.
For examples of student work and alumni stories, visit the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience programme's blog.