University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Cognitive Studies

An opportunity to explore this cutting-edge field, where philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science and anthropology come together to discover how the mind works. You�ll be based in the Department of Philosophy but you�re free to take any MA module in the departments of Archaeology, Human Communication Sciences, Linguistics and Psychology.

Entry requirements

Applicants need a 1st Class or 2.1 Honours degree. English language requirements:Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: cognitive studies seminar; dissertation. Other modules include: computational neuroscience; current issues in psychological research; evolutionary primatology; fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience; hominid palaeontology; language and linguistics; mind and language research seminar; philosophy of psychology.

Assessment methods

Lectures, seminars and tutorials. You�ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation. If you�re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.

Sponsorship information

If you qualify, you may be able to get financial support through the University�s studentships and fee waivers, and the AHRC Block Grant Partnership.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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0114 222 0587