MRes Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

Academic entry qualification overview

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.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found on the GOV.UK website ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: minimum 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 or above in the remaining components
  • TOEFL: 100 internet-based with 25 in writing and 22 or above in the remaining components

See further information about requirements for your country.

We may also accept evidence of a confirmed place on a University Pre-sessional English language course, if your current IELTS scores are: 

  • Minimum 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 6-week pre-sessional course (PS6)
  • Minimum 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing plus enrolment and attendance on the 10-week pre-sessional course (PS10)

Please note, we must approve this before you apply for the English course.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements, including English language, see entry requirements from your country.