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.
Theoretical Perspectives in Cognitive Science, 7.5 credits
Spring Term 2023
16 January 2023
21 March 2023
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.
The online application opens 15 September 2022 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
17 October 2022. 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.