MA Cognitive Studies
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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About the course
Course description 2017
You'll study the key theoretical issues and how they relate to empirical findings on the development and functioning of human cognition.
There are modules in the departments of archaeology, human communication sciences, linguistics, philosophy and psychology. You'll be based in the Department of Philosophy but you are free to specialise in any of the other subjects
- Cognitive Studies Seminar
Other modules include
- Mind and Language Research Seminar
- Philosophy of Psychology
- Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience
- Current Issues In Cognitive Neuroscience
- Evolutionary Primatology
- Hominid Palaeontology
Teaching and assessment
Lectures and seminars. Fortnightly supervision for guided reading.
You’ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation.
If you’re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
You’ll need a first-class or 2:1 honours degree.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
If you qualify, you may be able to get financial support through the University's studentships and fee waivers, and the AHRC Block Grant Partnership.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.