Cognitive Neuroscience: Mind, Brain and Wellbeing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13260
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Are you interested in understanding the relationship between consciousness, the brain and subjective wellbeing? This international master’s programme allows you to study these and related issues in-depth. The Cognitive Neuroscience: Mind, Brain and Wellbeing course is offered by University of Skövde.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Are you interested in understanding the relationship between consciousness, the brain and subjective wellbeing? This international master’s programme allows you to study these and related issues in-depth. The Cognitive Neuroscience: Mind, Brain and Wellbeing course is offered by University of Skövde.

Programme overview

Our one-year master's programme Cognitive Neuroscience: Mind, Brain and Wellbeing is an academically challenging programme for graduates with a background in cognitive neuroscience or consciousness studies. It might also be suitable as a conversion programme for students interested in these fields, with a background in relevant topics such as philosophy, cognitive science, neuroscience or experimental psychology. The programme, which is taught entirely in English, serves as a strong academic foundation for subsequent research and teaching in cognitive neuroscience. It requires sustained and focused student effort over one year.

Placement record

The programme was established as recently as 2011, but has already achieved a solid placement record. Of the students who have taken their degree after completing the programme, the vast majority have successfully gained entry to other graduate programs at various prestigious institutions in Sweden and abroad, including University College London, the University of Bern, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Radboud University, the University of Turku, Örebro University and Umeå University.

Research

Most senior faculty members conduct research in addition to their teaching duties, some of which takes the form of collaboration on various research projects. The link below takes you to an overview of some of the relevant ongoing research projects, as well as faculty member publication lists and other research-related information.

Programme Structure

Programme Content

The programme includes some applied components, but the majority are theoretically based. All courses during the first year contain components where the students are able to further develop and strengthen their ability to think and reflect independently and critically.

All courses in the programme contain some training of scientific method and communication.

The second term consists of a dissertation, for which the students will independently identify and address a research and development theme within Cognitive Neuroscience.

The following courses are included in the Study Programme

  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Life Science
  • Research Perspectives and Research Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Brain plasticity: Theory and Applications
  • Various States of Mind and their Neural Basis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Admission requires at least a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in Cognitive Neuroscience or equivalent. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13260 International
  • Free EU/EEA

For international students:

  • 130,000 SEK (per academic year – 60 ECTS)

Funding

Scholarships

The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a Master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about thescholarships they provide.

1. UHR Scholarships

The University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a master's programme at the University. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of 31,250 SEK per semester (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee when you receive your invoice. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.

2. HS Scholarships

The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students attending a master's programme at the University who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships consist of tuition fee waivers of 25,000 SEK per semester, and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.

Conditions: Both UHR and HS Scholarships can be extended to a subsequent academic semester provided that the student’s study results are satisfactory. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merit. The scholarships can only be awarded to tuition-paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fee yourself, and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden.

How to apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde

First apply for one of studies at the University via University Admissions. You must apply for one of our master’s programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions.

Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde by filling in the online scholarship application form available on this webpage. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you received from the University Admissions website.

3. Other types of scholarships for international students
  • Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
  • Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
  • Ciência sem Fronteiras - Science without Borders
  • Erasmus Mundus Lamenitec Network

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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