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Cognitive Science

MSc Cognitive Science

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field that has evolved during the past few decades at the intersection of a number of existing disciplines, including linguistics, computer science, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and neuroscience. Each discipline makes its own distinctive contribution to the goal of elucidating the relationships between minds, brains and behaviour 

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

•This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics, Neuroscience or a cognate discipline. An upper second class honours, or the international equivalent, is required.

•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

2 years part time or 1 year full-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
Email: fred.cummins@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Research Project in Cognitive Science

Stage 1 - Options

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
Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuropsychology PSY40020
Readings visual social cogniti PSY40550

Comment

Features
- Unique taught offering providing advanced material in psychology, philosophy of mind, computational modelling, neuropsychology, and more
- Ideal preparation for future PhD studies tackling interdisciplinary topics
- Includes a substantial research project, conducted largely during the Summer months
- No programming required, but willingness to learn new software packages essential

Assessment method

90

Application date

MSc Cognitive Science FT (T023)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MSc Cognitive Science PT (T084)
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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