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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Neuroscience / Neurobiology Cognitive Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is aimed at graduates of either the computational sciences or the psychological sciences, the MA in Cognition and Computation is an ideal foundation for a research career in the cognitive sciences. It studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour, and integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go on to careers in psychology, research sciences, and other disciplines in which computer simulation is used. Possible professions include psychologist or scientific researcher. This degree can also be useful within the field of visual science or in becoming a higher education lecturer.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Modules

This module focuses on our understanding of lower-level, fundamental cognitive processes. Examples include perception, attention, action, vision, audition, and object and face processing. Experts in each field will describe past and present findings on the topic, using their own research as a guideline and highlighting current controversies and debates. The module will explore findings from a range of neuroimaging techniques and lesion approaches.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need an undergraduate degree (normally at least 2:1 honours) in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, mathematics or a related discipline. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more