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Cognitive Science (Humanities) MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: C851

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Philosophers and scientists have long speculated about the nature of the human mind and the role of language in making the human mind what it is. Recent developments, across fields as diverse as robotics, brain imaging, anthropology and speech technology, bring a host of new perspectives to our quest to understand our own inner workings. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary attempt to understand the human mind. It focuses on abilities such as: * reasoning * perception * memory * awareness * emotion * attention * judgement * motor control * language use Cognitive science brings together and forms connections between these, through use of methods such as:* computer modelling* linguistic analysis* philosophical reasoning* robotics* neuroimaging * psychological experimentsIt brings together scholars from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and computer science. **Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh** The University of Edinburgh played a key role in founding this discipline, by exploiting and enriching long-standing connections between the disciplines that contribute to the study of human cognition. You will be taught by the researchers who both laid the foundations, and are still making key advances in the field. The programme content is regularly reviewed to ensure you learn about current developments. Our Cognitive Science (Humanities) programme requires you to undertake a selection of basic courses covering material in: * linguistics * philosophy * psychology * computer science Our goal is to help you come to a broad understanding of issues such as:* the relationship between language and thought* the relationship between mind and brain * the philosophical implications of our increasing ability to look inside the working brain and to model its activities in computers and robots

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 30,400per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

Required subjects: A Levels: Mathematics, Psychology or an approved science at B. GCSEs: English at C or 4 and Mathematics at A or 7 OR Mathematics and Physics both at B or 6 OR Mathematics, Science plus Additional Science (OR science double award) at B or 6.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 100 11

    16th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    185 84%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    80th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    188 91%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    34th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    97th

    17

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