University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Social Cognitive Neuroscience


University of Aberdeen, Kings College

St Mary's Building

Aberdeen, Scotland

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Social Cognitive Neuroscience

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This interdisciplinary 1 year Masters degree programme is based in the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. The course is co-ordinated by Dr David Turk and Professor Neil Macrae. Social cognitive neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that utilises the complementary insights and approaches of neuroscience and social science to explore the social and emotional components of human behaviour.

The programme is divided into two sessions of structured teaching and one session of research project for MSc students. Within the programme we include:


- Generic Skills
- Research Methods A (ERP)
- Brain Function and Malfunction
- Experimental Programming for Cognitive Neuroscience


- Generic Skills
- Research Methods B (fMRI)
- Research Project Outline
- Theoretical Perspectives in Social Cognitive Neuroscience


The individual research project is an integral part of the teaching programme and forms a significant part of the assessment of each student. Topics vary across theoretical and methodological areas.

International Student Requirements:

2.1 British Honours degree in Psychology or a cognate discipline (3.0 USA GPA)

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): £12,075

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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