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Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science - MA


University of Birmingham    School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

What is it to have a mind? Are mental properties reducible to neural properties? Could a computer ever truly think? Can we know what it is like to be a bat?

On this programme you will explore issues in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences, such as the nature of intentionality, physicalism, rationality and interpretation, computation, perception, and consciousness.

You will be taught by one the UK’s largest and most vibrant communities of philosophers of mind and cognition, who pursue original research on a wide range of topics giving you expert supervision for your dissertation.

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Entry Requirements

The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, preferably in Philosophy or another relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Mathematics), or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component.

If your undergraduate degree is in another subject, you are still very welcome to apply. We consider every application on its merits and we are happy to consider applicants with diverse academic backgrounds.


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Student Profile(s)

Lucy Richmond

Lucy is studying for her Masters degree after a lengthy break from higher education. She is a single parent, and a native of the city of Birmingham.

Lucy is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/lucy-richmond/

Nicholas Valente

Nicholas has a BSc in Biological Sciences which was obtained at the University of Birmingham. He is interested in both Science and Philosophy as tools for understanding and enhancing the well-being of conscious creatures. He also loves musical theatre.

Nicholas is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/n-valente/

Scholarships

The College of Arts and Law offers a number of home/EU fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses. These awards cover tuition fees for all masters-level degrees in the following schools:

Applications are welcome from UK, EU and Overseas students wishing to study any discipline within the College's five schools:

English, Drama, American and Creative Studies
History and Cultures
Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Law
Philosophy, Theology and Religion

These awards cover one year's tuition fees at UK/EU rates for full-time applicants, or two years part-time.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable

Eligibility

These awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas students, studying full-time or part-time campus-based masters-level programmes in the College of Arts and Law which commence in September 2020.

International students are eligible to apply, and will receive a reduction in tuition fees equivalent to the Home/EU rate if successful.

Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.

Application Procedure

In order to apply, you must have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.

For detailed advice and to complete the online application form, please visit our College of Arts and Law scholarships how to apply page. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/scholarships/cal-scholarships-howtoapply.aspx

The deadline for applying is Monday 23 March 2020 at 4pm.

By applying, you will be automatically considered for relevant College of Arts and Law scholarships. Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.


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