This programme provides an intensive grounding in the philosophy of embodied cognitive science, its methodologies, research questions and techniques of research.
You will study among one of the world’s largest and most vibrant postgraduate communities in philosophy, alongside internationally recognised leaders in the study of mind, of language, and of situated and embodied cognition. By choosing this programme, you will be entering an increasingly popular field in which many large unsolved problems remain.
This programme comprises two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation of between 8,000 and 10,000 words written at the end of the second semester. You will be assigned a dissertation supervisor with whom you meet to plan your reading and discuss your work.
Introduction to Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition Advanced Topics in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition Introduction to Philosophical Method (for students without a strong philosophy background) A wide range of optional courses is offered in the philosophy, psychology, language sciences, informatics and music subject areas. Options may include:
Advanced Philosophical Methods Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Critical Social Psychology Evolutionary Psychology Eye Movements and Visual Cognition Foundations of Evolution Human-Computer Interaction Intelligent Autonomous Robots Irrational Animals Metaphysics of Mind Mind and Body in Early Modern Philosophy Music, Mind and Body: Psychology and Sociology Music, Mind and Body: Physiology and Neuroscience Neuropsychology of Perception and Action Origins and Evolution of Language Philosophy of Psychology The Philosophy of Wittgenstein Psychology of Language Learning Self, Agency and Will Social Cognition Theories of Mind Philosophy Topics in Cognitive Modelling
This programme will provide you with the training necessary to undertake research in philosophy of cognitive science, and ultimately to pursue a career in academic philosophy. You will also acquire an understanding of the central debates in the sciences of the mind today.
If you do not intend to follow an academic route, the study of philosophy helps to develop general intellectual abilities and enhance analytical, critical, interpretive and problem-solving abilities.