MSc Cognition in Science & Society
The programme is intended for graduates in psychology, linguistics, philosophy, or computing science/informatics who wish to pursue advanced research in human cognition in science and society.
The programme also provides the opportunity for students to develop skills in undertaking research and for communicating and applying both their own research and the research of others to issues that are important for the broader society.
The programme combines the scientific study of human cognition with the application of cognitive science to broader societal concerns.
Students focus on core methodologies and theories of the cognitive sciences, but also explore the synergy between core science and its applications. This unifies forms of scholarly activity that are often pursued independently.
The MSc in Cognition in Science and Society aims to:
- Provide a basis for research in the core theories of cognition, language, and communication;
- Provide a broad grounding in the research methods of the sciences of human cognition;
- Prepare students to undertake advanced cross-disciplinary research;
- Facilitate students' ability to integrate relevant cross-disciplinary knowledge;
- Prepare students to examine problems of importance to society, and develop strategies for addressing them through appropriate methods in the laboratory or in an applied setting;
- Enhance students' ability to communicate scientific findings to both the general public as well to the professionals in the public and private sectors;
- Develop students' skills in knowledge transfer.
How to apply
Application forms and details of the application procedure are available online from the Postgraduate Office of the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.
Specific funding available:
Further advice on funding is available from the University's Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.
For more information about the MSc Cognition in Science & Society, please contact the Programme Secretary, Toni Noble. On academic matters, please feel free to contact the Programme Director, Professor Robert Logie.