Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience (901C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The module introduces students to a wide variety of topics in cognitive neuroscience that are not covered by dedicated modules. Teaching is provided by active researchers and experts in cognitive neuroscience. Students will explore the field through lectures and activities. Students have opportunities to focus research interests through self-directed presentations and assessment topics. The aim of the course is to generate the ability to discuss and critique current cognitive neuroscience research through a general well-rounded knowledge of topics, methods and good practice. Topics covered by lectures may include (but are subject to change): an introduction to methods, neurophysiology, memory, vision, emotion, embodied cognition, reward processing, decision-making, animal models, dementia and individual-differences.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


20%: Coursework (Portfolio)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.