Birkbeck, University of London
Cognition and Computation
This programme studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour. It integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware. Key topics include: the nature of computational explanation; general principles of cognition; methodology of computational modelling; theories of the cognitive architecture; symbol systems; connectionism; neural computation; and case studies in computational cognitive modelling. The programme involves intensive training in experimental design and methodology, building computational models, and carrying out a substantial piece of original research.
MA: Undergraduate degree (normally at least 2.1 Honours) in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, mathematics or a related discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.
MSc: A mix of 2500-word essays, statistics worksheets, a programming assignment and a 10,000-word research project. MA: A mix of 2500-word essays, statistics worksheets, a programming assignment and a 10,000-word dissertation.
The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. ESRC funding may be available in conjunction with PhD study. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||14,850 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||9,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||7,425 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||4,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||14,850 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||9,200 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||7,425 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||4,600 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||15,200 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||8,750 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||7,600 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2018||4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,750 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||15,200 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2019||4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2019||7,600 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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