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Master's Programme in Cognitive Science

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

Cognitive science is a multidisciplinary subject and offers a variety of advanced courses within Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy and Psychology. The programme is given in English. There are possibilities for studying abroad and getting engaged in research projects. Research opportunities are open, ranging from visual aids and memory disorders to child development and cognitive neuroscience etc.

While studying

The programme is given in English and consists of mandatory courses and electives. Training in research methods is an important component of the programme. Every specialised course relates to contemporary research and the essence of cognition. Students are based in the Department of Psychology but you are free to specialise in any cognitive science subject. The programme collaborates with other programs on the Master and doctoral level which adds to its multidisciplinary nature.

Fees and Financial Aid

With a few exceptions, all citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for education at the undergraduate and advanced level. Umeå University will be offering a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA.

Read more about Application and Tuition Fees at Umeå University

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Programme overview

Year 1
Scientific Perspectives and Research Design, 7,5 Credits
Higher cognitive functions, 7.5 Credits
The problem of consciousness: Philosophical and empirical aspects, 7.5 Credits
Language, Brain and cognition, 7.5 Credits
Theoretical Perspectives in Cognitive Science, 7.5 Credits
Brain Imaging, 7.5 Credits
Master's thesis in cognitive science, 15.0 Credits

Year 2
Data Collection and Analysis, 7.5 Credits
Electives
Master's thesis, 30 Credits

Read more about the Program Outline

Career opportunities

A Master's degree in Cognitive Science is a good preparation for Ph.D. research as well as for work in research and development in the industry. Many employers seek cognitive science graduates that have understanding of human behaviour and technology as well as skills to perform empirical studies.

Degree

Master of Science (60 credits), main field Cognitive Science
Master of Science (120 credits), main field Cognitive Science

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Cognitive Science, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor´s degree from an internationally recognized university. 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.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2054

Application

Application deadline was 16 January 2017. 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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK270,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor´s degree from an internationally recognized university. 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.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-02054

Application

Application deadline was 18 April 2017. 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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK270,000

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Student Councellor Anngelica Kristoferqvist

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Programme is given by
Department of Psychology