Cognitive Science is a discipline in growing demand, and Edinburgh is a widely recognised leader in this area, with particular strengths in natural language, speech technology, robotics and learning, neural computation and philosophy of the mind.
You will gain a thorough grounding in neural computation, formal logic, computational and theoretical linguistics, cognitive psychology and natural language processing, and through a vast range of optional courses you will develop your own interests in this fascinating field.
You follow two taught semesters of lectures, tutorials, project work and written assignments, after which you will learn research methods before individual supervision for your project and dissertation.
You will choose a ‘specialist area’ within the programme, which will determine the choice of your optional courses. The specialist areas are:
Natural Language Processing
Neural Computation and Neuroinformatics
Informatics Research Review
Informatics Research Proposal
Introduction to Java Programming (for students who do not already meet the programming requirements for the taught masters)
There are several optional courses to choose from, such as:
Accelerated Natural Language Processing
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
Natural Language Understanding
Text Technologies for Data Science
Topics in Cognitive Modelling
This programme will give you a deep understanding of the expanding domain of cognitive science through formal study and experiments. It is perfect preparation for a rewarding academic or professional career. The quality and reputation of the University, the School of Informatics and this programme will enhance your standing with many types of employer.