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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Philosophy

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 yr FT/2 yrs PT

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Last Updated

    18 June 2018

Course Content

Course content

Course description

An opportunity to explore this cutting-edge field, where philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science and anthropology come together to discover how the mind works.

You’ll be based in the Department of Philosophy but you’re free to take any MA module in the departments of Archaeology, Human Communication Sciences, Linguistics and Psychology.

Core modules

  • Cognitive Studies Seminar
  • Dissertation

Other modules include

  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Current Issues in Psychological Research
  • Evolutionary Primatology
  • Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Hominid Palaeontology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Mind and Language Research Seminar
  • Philosophy of Psychology

Teaching and assessment

Lectures and seminars. Fortnightly supervision for guided reading.

You’ll write a long essay for each module and a dissertation.

If you’re going on to a PhD you may choose to write a PhD proposal.


Visit the MA Cognitive Studies page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

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