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.
Theoretical Perspectives in Cognitive Science, 7.5 hp
Spring Term 2018
Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018
Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018
English (upon request)
Type of studies
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.
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.
Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se.
Application deadline is
16 October 2017.