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Postgraduate Admissions

2 courses offered in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

At any one time, we host up to 60 postgraduate students from the UK, EU, and Overseas. We warmly welcome applications from prospective MPhil students wishing to pursue full-time or part-time research in areas covered by any of our research programmes. Our approaches span experimental cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, computational modelling and neuroimaging using MRI, MEG, and EEG, with our postgraduates drawing from the CBU’s panels of research volunteers which include typical volunteer and specialist panels (e.g. Cambridge Cognitive Neuroscience Research Panel and the Centre for Attention, Learning, and Memory developmental panel). CBU postgraduate students also enjoy the benefits of superb computing facilities and committed professional and support staff that include IT, graphics and multimedia officers.

We encourage interested, prospective applicants to visit the CBU research webpages to learn more about CBU research and to contact potential supervisors with expertise in their area of research interest. You can find the list of current supervisors here.

The CBU has excellent state-of-the-art facilities for experimental behavioural studies involving normal populations and patients with brain damage, as well as institutional links with Addenbrooke’s Hospital giving access to various types of patient populations, including stroke and progressive neural degenerative diseases. A number of programmes have strong interests and expertise in mental health, and in recent years students have worked alongside clinicians to explore mechanisms and novel treatments in individuals with ongoing mental health difficulties, including anxiety and depression.

There is a 3 Tesla MRI scanner on the premises, as well as MEG and EEG facilities. Through its partnership with the University of Cambridge Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, the CBU has excellent access to PET, additional fMRI (3 Tesla) facilities, and in the near future high-field scanning (7 Tesla). The CBU also offers state-of-the-art computing facilities, supporting Unix, PC, and Mac platforms, and handling of large volumes of neuroimaging data as well as extensive computational modelling. All students have their own networked desktop computer, with internet access through JANET.

The Unit’s close links with the University Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry are strengthened through the Cambridge Postgraduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences – as noted above, a joint programme of termly seminars given by members of each department and attended by all postgraduate students.

The CBU is also an active member of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine as well as wider neuroscience community in Cambridge, supported by the Cambridge Neuroscience network.

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At any one time, we host up to 60 postgraduate students from the UK, EU, and Overseas. We warmly welcome applications from prospective PhD students wishing to pursue full-time or part-time research in areas covered by any of our research programmes. Our approaches span experimental cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, computational modelling and neuroimaging using MRI, MEG, and EEG, with our postgraduates drawing from the CBU’s panels of research volunteers which include typical volunteer and specialist panels (e.g. Cambridge Cognitive Neuroscience Research Panel and the Centre for Attention, Learning, and Memory developmental panel). CBU postgraduate students also enjoy the benefits of superb computing facilities and committed professional and support staff that include IT, graphics and multimedia officers.

We encourage interested, prospective applicants to visit the CBU research webpages to learn more about CBU research and to contact potential supervisors with expertise in their area of research interest.  You can find the list of current supervisors here.

The CBU has excellent state-of-the-art facilities for experimental behavioural studies involving normal populations and patients with brain damage, as well as institutional links with Addenbrooke’s Hospital giving access to various types of patient populations, including stroke and progressive neural degenerative diseases. A number of programmes have strong interests and expertise in mental health, and in recent years students have worked alongside clinicians to explore mechanisms and novel treatments in individuals with ongoing mental health difficulties, including anxiety and depression.

There is a 3 Tesla MRI scanner on the premises, as well as MEG and EEG facilities. Through its partnership with the University of Cambridge Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, the CBU has excellent access to PET, additional fMRI (3 Tesla) facilities, and in the near future high-field scanning (7 Tesla). The CBU also offers state-of-the-art computing facilities, supporting Unix, PC, and Mac platforms, and handling of large volumes of neuroimaging data as well as extensive computational modelling. All students have their own networked desktop computer, with internet access through JANET.

The Unit’s close links with the University Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry are strengthened through the Cambridge Postgraduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences – as noted above, a joint programme of termly seminars given by members of each department and attended by all postgraduate students.

The CBU is also an active member of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine as well as wider neuroscience community in Cambridge, supported by the Cambridge Neuroscience network.

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Department Members


Professor Susan Gathercole
Director

  • 70 Academic Staff
  • 30 Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 30 Graduate Students

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