School of Psychology

MSc in Brain Imaging

Nottingham has a rich and long-standing tradition for the study of the mind, brain and behaviour, taking advantage of cutting-edge facilities at the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre and School of Psychology. Our MSc in Brain Imaging showcases Nottingham’s multi-disciplinary environment and offers a comprehensive programme that will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to conduct high-quality neuroimaging work and neuroscience research.

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The MSc in Brain Imaging has a flexible course structure and offers four pathways with core modules alongside a choice of optional modules that permits tailor-made study. The options are:

MSc Brain Imaging (Cognitive Neuroscience)

MSc Brain Imaging (Neuropsychology)

MSc Brain Imaging (Integrative Neuroscience)

MSc Brain Imaging (Developmental Science)


Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical classes, workshops and an extensive research project leading to a dissertation. During your study with us, you will have the opportunity to work with experts in the field and have access to state-of-the-art equipment for brain imaging, psychophysics, advanced data analysis and computational modeling. Small animal in-vivo electrophysiology work is also possible.

Examples of MSc research project topics are: 

• The role of top-down predictions and attentional selection in perception. Supervisor: Dr. Markus Bauer 

• Zapping the brain to interfere with movement and/or touch. Supervisor: Dr. Nick Holmes 

• The executive control network in bilinguals. Supervisor: Dr. Walter van Heuven

Career prospects

Graduating from the University of Nottingham opens up a wide range of career options. Many of our students use this programme as a preparation for PhD study or other advanced degree positions. Others opt for science-related jobs. Our graduates are highly regarded by employers in private and public sector organisations because of the solid academic foundation and transferable skills they gain during their degree course such as analytical evaluation, data management, statistical analysis as well as presentation and writing skills. In the past, graduates of this programme have taken-up career opportunities in university, hospital and industry settings. 

Application deadline

The application deadline is 15 July 2016.  Late applications will be considered if places are available.

Upcoming Open Days: Wednesday 29 June and Wednesday 6 July (1.30-3 pm). Please contact us if you have specific questions about the programme. Phone: +44 (0)115 951 5361 or email:

Visit our online prospectus to find out more about the course.

School of Psychology

University Park
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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