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MACognitive Studies

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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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.

Programme structure

Core modules

Cognitive Studies Seminar

Optional modules

Other modules include:
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




A long essay for each module
PhD proposal (for students intending to continue to a PhD)

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States