Master of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience (New offer from 2022/2023 academic year)

The Master of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience is a 2-year postgraduate programme that aims to train students with innovative approaches for inspecting brain functions in terms of neurolinguistics, neuroeducation, neuroeconomics, neuroimaging, brain-inspired intelligence, etc. and promote translating discoveries into solutions for health and society. It works to train cognitive neuroscientists and professionals to deeply understand and integrate interdisciplinary research findings, perspectives, and tools for the study of mind, brain and behavior.

The MSc programme is intended for students who wish to study cognitive processes based on their underlying neural systems. There are two broad knowledge that can be taken – one is behavioral experiments and the other is computational modeling. In both, the goal is to understand the nature of cognition from a neural perspective.

  • Application Period: 17 October 2022 to 28 February 2023 (Apply online)
  • Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree or academic background recognized as equivalent by the University of Macau. Priority will be given to applicants with relevant background, including but not limited to behavioral science, biological science, psychology, cognitive science, educational psychology, neuroeconomics, computer science, biomedical engineering/sciences, neuroscience, and linguistics.
  • Please visit Graduate School for information about admission and application procedure.

Cognitive Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary study that penetrates different industries, for example, psychology, education, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.

Graduates can seek for careers according to their competencies and interests developed in cognitive neuroscience within their own professional background. For instance, graduate with linguistics or education background could seek for a career of translation and language processing, child development, and personality shaping in primary and secondary school. Graduate with biomedical science and computing background can seek for a career in brain-like intelligence and neuroimaging, while those coming from psychology and social science background can pursue a career in counselling, aging care and community work.

For academic research, this programme can equip graduates with research skills in the field of cognitive neuroscience, which serves as a basis for PhD study, offering opportunities in academic and research setting.