The programme consists of four compulsory taught modules and a dissertation. The dissertation should be on a theme that falls within the specialist area. The dissertation is double-weighted. The modules are as follows:
Research Methods in Cognition and Culture
Cognitive Science of Religion
Written examination, assessed essays, project work and a dissertation. With the approval of the Head of School, an extended essay on an agreed topic may be substituted for one of the written papers.
Applications may be made (as applicable) to DEL, AHRC, and to the university.
The School supplies additional training through postgraduate and school seminars. Overall monitoring and evaluation of progress of research students is carried out by the School Postgraduate Committee, which also deals with all issues arising from postgraduate admissions and changes of enrolment.
Opportunities for Careers
It is anticipated that postgraduates will go on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, such as research (both academic and non-academic), teaching, consultancy, development and charity work, museum and heritage posts, journalism and radio broadcasting. Among those who pursue academic careers, not all will necessarily do so within Cognition and Culture; some may take posts in related disciplines.
Others may find positions within governmental and non-governmental organisations overseas.