PhD/MPhil Cognitive Neuroscience

Research profile

Our research focuses on fundamental and applied research into brain function using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), eye-tracking, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), infrared thermography together with psychophysics and cognitive behavioural paradigms in health and disease.

Researchers in Psychology also have access to:

  • 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) laboratory
  • Mobile EEG system
  • Eye-tracker (MRI compatible)
  • Mobile eye-tracking glasses enabling real-world eye-tracking
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
  • 3D body scanner
  • Thermal imaging camera
  • Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

Careers and your future

Tailored careers support is offered to all our current PhD students and for up to 3 years after you complete your research at Brunel. We help you to actively engage in career planning and managing your personal development right from the start of your research. Our careers provision includes online advice, one to one consultations and a range of events and workshops.

In addition, where available, you may be able to undertake some paid work as we recognise that teaching and learning support duties represent an important professional and career development opportunity. MPhil option available.

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£19,855 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time