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Language and cognition

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

About the course

The study of human language is part of modern cognitive science and the study of language is a study of the human mind. Language exists in the human mind and it has its neurological and biological base in the brain.
The course explores how language is organized and how language interacts with other parts of human cognition.

Application and eligibility

Language and cognition, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


31 October 2023


14 January 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Outline for distance course

The course is based on online teaching. There will be 4-6 meetings (non-compulsory) that can be attended online, or on campus in Umeå as an ordinary classroom session. Access to a computer is required in order to be able to complete the coursework. For information on technical requirements for computer equipment and internet connection, see 'Technical Requirements for Online Courses' at https://www.umu.se/student/sprakstudier/dokument/ 

Required Knowledge

90 ECTS in any Cognitive Science subject, for example Psychology , Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy. At least 15 ECTS must be clearly connected to the field of cognition. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Entry requirements


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



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 17 April 2023. How to apply

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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