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Cognitive and Decision Sciences MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Cognitive and Decision Sciences MSc at UCL studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and decision-making. It integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies, with the core assumption that human cognition and choice are computational processes, implemented in neural hardware. Key topics include the nature of computational explanation; the general principles of cognition; the scope of rational choice explanation; probabilistic models of the mind; learning and memory; and applications to economics and business. The programme involves training in experimental design and methodology, building computational models and undertaking original research. The programme draws on an outstanding academic staff, ranging across many disciplines, including internationally renowned researchers in psychology, computational modelling, neuroscience and economics. Students have gone on to find employment in the following areas: research, teaching, lecturing, consultancy, finance, and marketing.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Research Skills and Programming for Cognitive Science - Core
Introduction to Cognitive Science - Core
Knowledge, Learning and Inference - Core
Research Statistics - Core
Principles of Cognition - Core
Judgement and Decision Making - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,440

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,150

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A student peer group will often contain a broad mix of undergraduate degrees. Most common backgrounds include psychology, economics, philosophy, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics and law. An undergraduate degree not listed here should not, however, deter a potential applicant who can demonstrate an understanding of the focus of the course and enthusiasm for cognitive science and decision making, although they should be prepared for the mathematical component contained in the MSc-level Research Statistics module.