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Learn at the forefront of neuroscience research

Learn at the forefront of neuroscience research

  • Date24 November 2023

MSc Applied Neuroscience led by the Psychology department at Royal Holloway, University of London gives a great insight into neuroscience in real world settings and is taught by leading neuroscientists using the latest facilities.

A student wearing a VR headset in Psychology

The course covers real-world applications of neuroscience research and techniques, linked with world-class research expertise in Psychology, and cross-disciplinary research in Artificial Intelligence (AI), exploring areas of human interaction with digital media, technology, design and psychology. These are exciting and topical areas, making this course up to date and relevant to society.

Students bring their learning to life through practice-based workshops to gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge technology such as TMS, VR, eye tracking, FMRI, and across the board EEG in our campus based laboratories. They also enjoy taking part in experiments with neuroscience based equipment, often with industry involvement.

Hear what our masters students say about their experience of this exciting new course:

“What stood out the most is the opportunities to go further with your curiosities…both practically and theoretically.”

“I‘m really passionate about how we can apply neuroscience to create a therapeutic landscape that’s useful and dynamic for people.”

“I’m really interested in going in to research that’s related to multisensory effects like VR and video games and how you can use that to help treat pain, treat Alzheimer’s and help with Parkinson’s.”

“This is one of the most important and exciting areas of academia and research in terms of if you’re thinking about the future and AI, it’s transformative in terms of your imagination and your curiosity.”

Study MSc Applied Neuroscience at Royal Holloway and you’ll learn to conduct applied neuroscience projects and develop a range of transferable skills including analysis and interpretation of complex data, insight into human behaviour and neural processes, critical reading, conducting and managing research projects and scientific reporting. You will have the skills to work in areas such as Data Science, User Experience, Interaction Design, as well as neuroscience research, using neuroscience based insights and research using cutting-edge methods of studying the brain. 

The Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway has been placed joint third in the country for research quality following the publication of the most recent Research Excellence Framework*. This outstanding result reinforces the importance and value of the department’s research to society and the economy. Join us as a postgraduate student on MSc Applied Neuroscience and you'll get the inspiration and support you need to achieve your academic and career goals in this innovative and exciting field.

Find out more about the course and how to apply to study here 

*(REF 2021 results ranked by subject, The Times Higher Education)

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