MSci Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

The significant research skills and experience you will gain in the Year 4 MSci research project will pave the way for a PhD, as well as preparing you for work in both industry and academia.

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology graduates are well qualified to work as researchers in universities, pharmaceutical and bioscience companies and institutes.

Alternatively, some graduates from this degree choose to pursue careers in clinical psychology (our degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society ). This is a very competitive profession that requires further training and professional experience.

The transferable skills you will develop will also leave you well-equipped for a wide range of careers both inside and outside academic. Typically these roles will include:

  • PhD student;
  • Research Assistant at a University;
  • Research Scientist at a multinational consumer products company
  • Trainee Science Teacher

For information on the range of career options available to graduates of our biomedical sciences courses, please see the careers page .

Accrediting organisations

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Taking a BPS accredited undergraduate course confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). GBC is an entry requirement for all postgraduate training programmes leading to chartered psychologist status.

Please note, BPS accreditation is only awarded on successful completion of the MSci programme. It will not be awarded if you do not meet the progression criteria for Year 4 and transfer to the BSc during the third year.

Associated organisations

BPS accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).