Master of Cognitive Neuroscience



The main objective of this program is to produce scientists and researcher from diverse disciplines such as entrepreneur, educator, social worker, and others, that can apply neuroscience knowledge in their own field so that they can be more critical, creative and innovative.


2 years (4 semesters) – 5 years (10 semesters)


Application Dates

Open : Apply Now

Close : 15th June 2023 (International) for October intake

            30th September 2023 (Local) for October intake


Study Mode

Course work

This programme consists of core modules (20 credits), elective modules (16 credits) and a research project (10 credits)

Course Curriculum

Core Modules

  • Trend in Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Social Neurosciences
  • Ethical, Cross-cultural and Professional Issues
  • Transferable Skills
  • Statistic for Clinical Psychologists and Cognitive Neuroscientists
  • Research Methodology and Protocol Development in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive  Neurosciences
  • Fundamentals in Neuroimaging
  • Research Project Stage 1
  • Research Project Stage 2
  • Research Project Stage 3

Elective Modules

  • Genetics in Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Computational Neurosciences and Neuroinformatics
  • Testing and Assessment in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neurolinguistics
  • Perception and Attention Control
  • Plasticity and Memory
  • Brain and Learning
  • Comparative Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Introduction to Neuromarketing and Consumer Behavior

Admission Requirement

A Bachelor’s degree in any field from recognized universities with minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00

Language Requirement


  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 80 (IBT) or 213 (CBT)
  • Or minimum IELTS score of 6.0
  • Or minimum MUET score of Band 4.


Application   Contact
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia
No. Tel    : +604 653 2606
No. Fax   : +604 653 2940
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Programme Coordinator
Dr. Aini Ismafairus Abd Hamid
Department of Neurosciences
School of Medical Sciences 
Universiti Sains Malaysia 
16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan,
Phone : 09-7676300/6348/6438
Fax: +609-7673833
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Universiti Sains Malaysia
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