University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

On this programme students will explore issues in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences, such as the nature of intentionality, physicalism, philosophical issues concerning rationality and interpretation, and consciousness. Teaching is conducted by a vibrant community of philosophers, who pursue original research on a wide range of topics and give expert supervision.

Entry requirements

The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. Applicants need an upper 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or other relevant subjects (medicine, psychology, English, etc.) or a joint Honours degree of which philosophy or another relevant subject is a component. English requirements are: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band, TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

Core modules: Research skills and methods; philosophy of mind; philosophy of cognitive science or philosophy of health and happiness. Students also take 3 optional modules from within the School of Psychology or the School of Computer Science.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005