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Cognitive Science

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Students study topics in a very wide variety of professional disciplines. The breadth of topics covered is challenging, but encourages students to think beyond the narrow confines of a single speciality. The research project is structured to allow greater depth in the pursuit of a single topic, and results in professionally meaningful deliverables. Lecturers are highly qualified, research active cognitive scientists with a range of specialities. 

Unique taught offering providing advanced material in psychology, philosophy of mind, computational modeling, neuropsychology, and more
Ideal preparation for future PhD studies tackling interdisciplinary topics
Includes a substantial research project, conducted largely during the Summer months

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
Anyone interested in issues relating to the understanding of the human mind from philosophical, psychological, and computational perspectives would be well suited to this degree. A solid background in one contributing discipline is required.

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for admission to the degree, a student must have a good honours undergraduate degree in one of computer science, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, or a cognate discipline. Typically a minimum final grade of II.1 or equivalent is expected.References from two academic referees must be submitted, as well as a 400-600 word statement of research interest which outlines your reasons for wanting to follow this course. Official transcripts from your university will also be required. Details are given on the Online Applications website.

•Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

W358: 1 year full-time, W359: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

This is not a vocational course. In the course of one year we cover a very broad range of material, thus greatly increasing the breadth of academic exposure of our students. Historically, about half of the students go on to do PhD studies, and many others look for work in research. This course will not make a psychologist out of a non-psychologist, or an IT specialist out of someone who is not an IT specialist upon entry. It will enable students to tackle research issues they might not have been able for before, and to do PhDs in areas that would not have been possible before. It also has the potential to enrich one’s engagement with a very broad range of challenging material. Many students pursue this course because of a passionate interest in our scientific understanding of what it is to be human. Please note that a cognitive science degree is not part of an accredited programme towards a clinical degree.

Further enquiries

Dr Fred Cummins
Tel: +353 1 716 2902

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Research Project in Cognitive Science COMP40290

Stage 1 - Option

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology COMP40250

Connectionism and Dynamical Systems COMP40260

Cognitive Modelling COMP40270

Topics in Cognitive Science I COMP40280

Human Computer Interaction COMP40630

Advanced Machine Learning COMP41450

Introduction to Cognitive Scie COMP47230

Philosophy of Mind PHIL40010

Dealing with Disagreement PHIL41380

Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuropsychology PSY40020

Readings visual social cogniti PSY40550

Comment

The MSc in cognitive science explores issues relating to the understanding of the human mind from philosophical, psychological, and computational perspectives.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Cognitive Science FT (W358)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MSc Cognitive Science PT (W359)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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