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:
Cognitive Science 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) Dissertation
There are several optional courses to choose from, such as:
Accelerated Natural Language Processing Automated Reasoning Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Human-Computer Interaction Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition Natural Language Understanding Neural Computation Text Technologies for Data Science Bioinformatics 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.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics or psychology, plus experience in computer programming.
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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