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Theoretical Perspectives in Cognitive Science

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The course provides students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of some of the cognitive science basic theoretical issues or problems, and to begin to develop their own position or opinion on them. The course is organised through seminars. Prior to each seminar, the students study a number of scientific articles, with the support of a book on general theoretical issues and problems in cognitive science. During the seminars, a number of shared issues that are based on this literature are then discussed in groups. The course also includes writing a short essay in which the field of study is selected from a given list of topics, directly related to the literature, in consultation with teachers.

Please note that the course is mainly aimed to students at the Master of Science in Cognitive Science programme and that the students are assumed to have prior knowledge within cognitive science.

Application and eligibility

Theoretical Perspectives in Cognitive Science, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted you need at least 2 years of completed studies inside an educational program (120 ECTS) including 45 ECTS in Computing Science, Informatics, or in Cognitive Science.

Included in these studies, there must be at least 15 ECTS-credits within Cognitive Science or equivalent.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A.Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


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 Application deadline is 16 October 2017.

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.

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