Undergraduate degree (normally at least 2:1 honours) in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, mathematics or a related discipline.
Months of entry
Aimed at graduates of either the computational sciences or the psychological sciences, the MA in cognition and computation is an ideal foundation for a research career in the cognitive sciences.
It studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour, and integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware.
Key topics include: the nature of computational explanation; general principles of cognition; methodology of computational modelling; theories of the cognitive architecture; symbol systems; connectionism; neural computation; and case studies in computational cognitive modelling.
The programme involves intensive training in experimental design and methodology, building computational models, and carrying out a substantial piece of original research.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests and at least 7.0 in writing.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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