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Higher cognitive functions

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course will present central theoretical and empirical issues related to higher cognitive functions with a specific focus on cognitive control functions. These control functions, often referred to as executive functions, are assumed to mediate goal-directed behavior and involve planning, coordination and updating of complex intentions. Executive control functions are also central to most higher mental activities, including abstract thinking and problem solving, autobiographic memory, self-image, and social interactions. A variety of neuropsychiatric disorders are associated with impairments and deficits in these functions.

Another aim of the course is to examine different forms of higher cognitive functions by focusing on the relation among executive functioning, decision-making competence and metacognition. The course also aims at elucidating the interplay between emotional and cognitive control and their underlying neural mechanisms. The course will also deal with individual and developmental differences in executive control functions.

Application and eligibility

Higher cognitive functions, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

29 August 2022

Ends

31 October 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Admitted to the Master’s programme in Cognitive Science or 90 ECTS in any subject
whereof at least 15 ECTS in cognition. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper
Secondary course English B.
  Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-21216

Application

Application deadline was 19 April 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

Starts

29 August 2022

Ends

31 October 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Admitted to the Master’s programme in Cognitive Science or 90 ECTS in any subject
whereof at least 15 ECTS in cognition. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper
Secondary course English B.
  Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F2125

Application

Application deadline was 17 January 2022. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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