University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cognitive Science

This course explores natural language, speech technology, robotics and learning, neural computation and philosophy of the mind; students gain a thorough grounding in neural computation, formal logic, computational and theoretical linguistics, cognitive psychology, and natural language processing.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology, plus experience in computer programming; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: informatics research review; informatics research proposal; introduction to java programming; dissertation. Optional modules include: advanced natural language processing; advanced vision; automated reasoning; computational cognitive neuroscience; human-computer interaction; machine learning and pattern recognition; natural language generation; neural computation; text technologies; bioinformatics; information theory; topics in cognitive modelling.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

SAAS for Scottish/EU students; ESRC for UK students, competitive bidding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,635 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,870 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Informatics Teaching Organisation
Telephone number: 
0131 650 5194