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

Assessment includes an essay for each module and a dissertation.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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