2019 start
MA

Cognitive Studies

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Renowned academics and an exceptional range of options make Sheffield one of the best places in the world for this subject.
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Course description

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 free to take relevant modules in the departments of Psychology, Linguistics, Human Communication Sciences, Archaeology, Music and Computer Science.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Cognitive Studies Seminar
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Current Issues in Psychological Research
  • Evolutionary Primatology
  • Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Hominid Palaeontology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Mind and Language Research Seminar
  • Philosophy of Psychology

Teaching

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.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements for international students

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.

Department's Postgraduate funding opportunities page

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

phi-pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0587

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.