University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition

The course provides students with an intensive grounding in philosophy of embodied cognitive science, its methodologies, research questions, and techniques of research.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in philosophy of at least 2.1 Honours standard or equivalent, for example, at least high average B or 3.25 out of 4 (North America); students whose 1st degree is not in philosophy, but instead in a related area of the cognitive sciences will be considered for admission; such applicants must have achieved a high standard in their undergraduate work and provide evidence that they are capable of converting to study in philosophy; in addition to the supporting documents requested on the application form, please submit a sample of your academic work written within the last 2 years; 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

Compulsory courses: introduction to mind, language and embodied cognition; advanced topics in mind, language and embodied cognition ; introduction to philosophical method (for students without a strong philosophy background). Optional courses are offered in the philosophy, psychology, language sciences, informatics and music subject areas. options include: advanced philosophical methods; computational cognitive neuroscience; critical social psychology; evolutionary psychology; eye movements and visual cognition; foundations of evolution; human-computer interaction; intelligent autonomous robots; irrational animals; metaphysics of mind; mind and body in early modern philosophy; music, mind and body: psychology and sociology; music, mind and body: physiology and neuroscience; neuropsychology of perception and action ; origins and evolution of language ; philosophy of psychology ; the philosophy of Wittgenstein ; psychology of language learning; self, agency and will; social cognition ; theories of mind philosophy; topics in cognitive modelling.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

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

Campus details

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

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