MA Cognitive Studies
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
This course offers an opportunity to explore this cutting-edge field, where philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science and anthropology come together to discover how the mind works.
You'll be based in the Department of Philosophy but you're free to take any MA module in the departments of Archaeology, Human Communication Sciences, Linguistics and Psychology.
We also encourage you to join the iCog network and take part in events run by the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies.
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.
Other modules include:
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
This general course explores key ideas in philosophy. You’ll develop your philosophical knowledge and understanding to a higher level. Our MA is designed to prepare students who wish to continue to a PhD as many do.
We also welcome anyone who just wants to learn more about philosophy, even if your first degree is in another subject.
Other modules include
Research seminars in:
and a range of lecture-based modules.
Teaching and assessment
You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and tutorials. 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.
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.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.