University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cognition in Science and Society

This programme combines the scientific study of human cognition with the application of cognitive science to broader societal concerns; students focus on core methodologies and theories of cognitive science, but also explore the synergy between cognitive science and its applications; this unifies forms of scholarly activity that are often pursued independently.

Entry requirements

The programme is intended for graduates in psychology, linguistics, philosophy, or computing science/informatics who wish to pursue advanced research in human cognition in science and society; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Core modules include: transferring knowledge to society; human cognition: science and application to society; psychological research skills; introduction to statistics and experimental design; cognition, culture and context; pragmatics of linguistic communication; psychology of public policy. Optional modules include: cognitive ageing and cognitive epidemiology; human-computer interaction; working memory in the healthy and the damaged brain; psychology of language learning; child bilingualism: language and cognition; simulating language; psycholinguistics; origins and evolution of language; advanced topics in mind, language and embodied cognition; concepts and categorisation; disorders of language functions; introduction to mind, language and embodied cognition; philosophy of psychology; theories of mind; social cognition.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC; ESRC; Division of Informatics studentships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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