MRes Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Master of Research
1 Year Full Time
Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in cognitive neuroscience or psychology, including competent research methods and statistical knowledge, and evidence of a research project/dissertation. A degree in which cognitive neuroscience or psychology forms a major component may be acceptable.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
  • Please apply via our online application form.
  • Select MRes Psychology when applying and then select MRes Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology on the next screen.

See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require. We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course overview

  • Prepare for a successful career in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology research in academia or industry. 
  • Receive comprehensive training in critical thinking and experimental methods. 
  • Practise research skills in a major project tailored to your interests, supervised by experts in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and neuropsychology. 
  • Gain experience of specialist laboratories and equipment. 
  • This course can form the first year of Research Council-funded 1+3 postgraduate PhD studentships. 

Open days

The next open day webinar will be on Wednesday 13 December, 1pm-2pm. The programme leads will take you through the course structure, its content and units, main themes and what it's like to study master's at Manchester. In the concluding part you will be able to ask any outstanding questions. Book your place here .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £12,000
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £31,500

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies. All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
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+44 (0)161 529 4563
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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