Applicants should have obtained at least a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Mathematics).
You must have a strong interest in learning in an interdisciplinary environment and must have substantial quantitative skills. Programming skills in Matlab, Java, and/or C are desirable but not mandatory . Note however that some research projects (e.g. robotics) require excellent programming skills. Students with very good undergraduate degrees from relevant backgrounds are encouraged to apply. These include psychology, neuroscience, computer science, physics, engineering and mathematics. Given the diversity of the applicants and the interdisciplinary nature of the program, all applications will be looked at on an individual basis. For this, we request that in your personal statement you provide one paragraph that describes your experience and qualifications in at least one of the following five areas:
- experimental investigation and scientific method
Knowledge of every area is not necessary, here we want to ensure that you will be able to learn and effectively use the topics on the course.
In addition, explain how your research interests fit with the areas of research expertise in the School of Psychology. Be sure to state the names of academics within the School that, given the opportunity, you would like to work with. If possible, indicate more than one research interest and indicate your preference for each of them. (Please note, however, that if you are offered a place on the course, we will contact you about identifying relevant, available supervisors before the course commences. When allocating a supervisor, we will take your preferences into account, but there are a number of other factors we consider, so your supervisor may not be one of the academics you have listed.)
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We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: